Definition of "hoe" []

  • A tool with a flat blade attached approximately at a right angle to a long handle, used for weeding, cultivating, and gardening. (noun)
  • To weed, cultivate, or dig up with a hoe. (verb-transitive)
  • To work with a hoe. (verb-intransitive)
  • Any of several kinds of long-handled hand implement equipped with a light blade and used to till the soil, eradicate weeds, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To dig, scrape, weed, or till (surface soil) with or as if with a hoe (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hoe" in a sentence
  • "But they started to cook with it, beginning with native fry cake, which they called hoe bread or hoecake."
  • "It's a tough row to hoe, in other words, to make the jump from the lower house of Congress to the White House."
  • "Soulja Boy claimed in this article that his lyrics are not obscene (really, even the word hoe?)"