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hoopoe a bird with plumage of a marked design, an erect, fanlike crest, and a long, thin, slightly curved bill.
hoop skirt a long, full skirt, fashionable in the eighteenth century, that was made to bell out by hoops worn beneath.
hooray variant of hurrah.
Hoosier (informal) a nickname for a native or resident of the state of Indiana.
hoot to utter a loud, harsh shout or cry, esp. of disapproval or scorn. [7 definitions]
hootenanny (informal) a social gathering at which participants engage in folk singing and sometimes dancing.
hooves a pl. of hoof.
hop1 to make a short, springy leap or series of leaps. [8 definitions]
hop2 a tall, climbing vine having lobed leaves and bearing green cone-shaped flowers. [3 definitions]
hope an optimistic sense or feeling that events will turn out well. [6 definitions]
hope chest a chest, trunk, or the like into which a young woman puts items such as clothing and household articles toward anticipated needs as a wife or homemaker.
hopeful feeling or expressing hope. [3 definitions]
hopefully in a hopeful manner. [2 definitions]
hopeless giving no grounds to be hopeful that a desired thing will happen; beyond hope. [3 definitions]
hophead (slang) a drug addict.
Hopi a member of a tribe of Pueblo American Indians of northeastern Arizona. [2 definitions]
hoplite in ancient Greece, an infantry soldier who was heavily armed.
hopper someone or something that hops. [5 definitions]
hopsacking a coarse, loosely woven material used esp. for making bags. [2 definitions]
hopscotch a children's game in which players toss a small stone or other object onto a pattern of numbered squares drawn on the ground or pavement, and then hop or jump from one square to another, picking up the stone in the process.
hora a spirited round dance, esp. of Israel and Rumania, or the music for this dance.