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See also: Wt/sco/hóo

English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Inglis hoo, shoo "she" from Old English hēo "she". More at she.

Pronoun edit

hoo third-person singular, feminine, nominative case (accusative and possessive her, possessive hers, reflexive herself)

  1. (South Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire) she.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Inglis hoo, ho. More at ho.

Interjection edit


  1. Template:Wt/sco/obsolete hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
    Our enemy is banish'd! he is gone! Hoo! hoo! — Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
    With, hoo! such bugs and goblins in my life — Shakespeare, Hamlet.
  2. Template:Wt/sco/Geordie Used to grab the attention of others.
    "Hoo yee!"

Etymology 3 edit

From Middle Inglis howe, hu "how" from Old English "how". More at how.

Adverb edit

hoo (nae comparable)

  1. Template:Wt/sco/Northumbria how.

References edit

  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[1]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[2]
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [3]

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Noun edit


  1. The letter H, h.

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Adverb edit

hoo (nae comparable)

  1. how
  2. why