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Yes. The word hoe is a Scrabble US word. The word hoe is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Valid words made from Hoe

You can make 7 words from 'hoe' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'hoe'

HOE 6 

2 letters words from 'hoe'

EH 5HE 5
HO 5OE 2
OH 5 

All 3 letters words made out of hoe

hoe ohe heo eho oeh eoh

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word hoe. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in hoe.

Definitions and meaning of hoe

hoe

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: , IPA(key): /həʊ/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /hoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Homophone: ho

Etymology 1

From Middle English howe, from Anglo-Norman houe, from Frankish *hauwā (compare Middle Dutch houwe), from Frankish *hauwan (to hew), from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (to cut, hew). More at hew.

Noun

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. An agricultural tool consisting of a long handle with a flat blade fixed perpendicular to it at the end, used for digging rows.
    • 2009, TRU TV, 28 March:
      It was obvious that it consisted of several blows to the head from the hoe.
  2. The horned or piked dogfish.
Derived terms
  • backhoe
Translations

Verb

hoe (third-person singular simple present hoes, present participle hoeing, simple past and past participle hoed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with this tool.
  2. (transitive) To clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe.
Derived terms
  • long row to hoe
Translations

See also

  • mattock
  • pick
  • rake

Further reading

  • Hoe (implement) in the 1905 edition of the New International Encyclopedia.

Etymology 2

From non-rhotic whore.

Alternative forms

  • ho

Noun

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho (whore, prostitute).
    • 2002, Eithne Quinn, Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap
      […] this chapter […] will […] explore why pimp (and hoe) characters, with their dramatic staging of gendered and occupational relations […] have taken such hold of the black youth imagination
    • 2003, Dan Harrington, The Good Eye
      At school they had been among the only couples that had not done “it” at the Pimp & Hoe parties that popped up occasionally at the dorm
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:prostitute

Verb

hoe (third-person singular simple present hoes, present participle hoeing, simple past and past participle hoed)

  1. (US, slang) Alternative spelling of ho (to prostitute).
    • 2003, Da’rel the Relentless One, M. T. Pimp
      Pimpin’ came so naturally to MT when he and his sisters played pimp and hoe games that one of his sisters wanted to hoe for him when they grew up.

Etymology 3

From Middle English ho, howe, hogh, from Old English hōh.

Alternative forms

  • hough

Noun

hoe (plural hoes)

  1. A piece of land that juts out towards the sea; a promontory.

Usage notes

  • Now used only in place names, such as Plymouth Hoe.

Anagrams

  • HEO, Heo

'Are'are

Noun

hoe

  1. friend

References

  • Kateřina Naitoro, A Sketch Grammar of 'Are'are: The Sound System and Morpho-Syntax (2013)

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch hoe.

Adverb

hoe

  1. how

Related terms

  • hoekom

Angor

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xoe/

Noun

hoe

  1. water

References

  • Robert Lee Litteral, Features in Anggor Discourse (1980), page 38

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch hoe, from Old Dutch huo, from Proto-Germanic *hwō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɦu/
  • Hyphenation: hoe
  • Rhymes: -u

Adverb

hoe

  1. how

Derived terms

  • hoeveel
  • in hoeverre
  • hoezeer
  • hoedanig
  • hoe dan ook

Conjunction

hoe

  1. (forms a the parallel comparative) the ... the

Usage notes

Second hoe can be replaced by des te; there is no difference between the two as they are purely a matter of preference, both are commonly used throughout the Dutch-speaking regions.


Finnish

Verb

hoe

  1. Indicative present connegative form of hokea.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of hokea.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of hokea.

Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Fijian voce, Maori hoe).

Noun

hoe

  1. oar

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Fijian voce, Hawaiian hoe).

Noun

hoe

  1. oar

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch huo, from Proto-Germanic *hwō.

Adverb

hoe

  1. how, in what way/manner
  2. how, to what degree

Alternative forms

  • woe (eastern)

Descendants

  • Dutch: hoe
  • Limburgish: woe

Further reading

  • “hoe”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “hoe (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Etymology 1

Pronoun

hoe

  1. Alternative form of heo

References

  • “he, pron. (2)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 10 June 2018.

Etymology 2

Pronoun

hoe

  1. Alternative form of he

References

  • “he, pron. (3)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

Min Nan


Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huːə/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

hoe f (definite singular hoa, indefinite plural hoer, definite plural hoene)

  1. Alternative form of ho

Old French

Etymology

Of Germanic origin, probably from or related to Frankish *hauwan (to chop).

Noun

hoe f (oblique plural hoes, nominative singular hoe, nominative plural hoes)

  1. hoe (tool)

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *hwō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hu/

Adverb

hoe

  1. how (interrogative)

Derived terms

  • hoe't

Further reading

  • “hoe (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to garden with a hoe.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)