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Ho vs. Skank

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Hointerjection

(nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.

‘Land ho!’; ‘Man ho!’;

Skanknoun

A lewd and disreputable person, often female, especially an unattractive person with an air of tawdry promiscuity.

Hointerjection

halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach

Skanknoun

Anything that is particularly foul, unhygienic or unpleasant.

Honoun

A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

Skanknoun

A dance performed to ska, dub, or reggae music.

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Honoun

A whore; a sexually promiscuous woman; in general use as a highly offensive name-calling word for a woman with connotations of loose sexuality.

‘Bros before hos!’;

Skanknoun

A style of rhythmic guitar strumming in ska, reggae, and punk.

Honoun

(obsolete) Care, anxiety, trouble, sorrow.

Skanknoun

The act of cheating a person.

‘That's not a good deal; it's a skank.’;

Hoverb

(obsolete) To care, be anxious, long.

Skankadjective

Lewd, vulgar, skanky.

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Hopronoun

Who.

Skankverb

To dance the skank.

Honoun

A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

‘There is no ho with them.’;

Skankverb

To play guitar with a skank rhythm.

Ho

The chemical symbol for Holmium.

Skankverb

To be dishonest or unreliable, to defraud or deceive, to steal.

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Hointerjection

Halloo! attend! - a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach.

Skankverb

(transitive) To cheat, especially a friend.

‘He short-changed a partner, leaving him feeling skanked.’;

Hointerjection

Stop! stand still! hold! - a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything.

‘The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried "Hoo!"’; ‘An herald on a scaffold made an hoo.’;

Skanknoun

any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant

Honoun

a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds

Skanknoun

a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees

Skanknoun

a steady-paced dance performed to reggae music, characterized by rhythmically bending forward, raising the knees, and extending the hands palms-downwards.

Skanknoun

reggae music suitable for dancing the skank to.

Skanknoun

a sleazy or unpleasant person.

Skanknoun

a woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.

Skankverb

play reggae music or dance the skank

‘the boys skank while some girls wiggle’; ‘skanking rhythms’; ‘a minimal skanking guitar’;

Skankverb

walk or move in a sexually suggestive way.

Skankverb

swindle or deceive

‘they made a tidy sum skanking the tourists’;

Skankverb

obtain by deception or theft

‘I skanked the poster off some wall’;

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