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hobnob to keep company socially; associate on friendly and familiar terms, esp. with one's superiors.
hobo a poor and homeless wanderer who often begs, scavenges, or steals for a living; tramp. [2 definitions]
Hobson's choice the illusion of a free choice; choice of one thing or nothing.
Ho Chi Minh a Vietnamese political leader and president of North Vietnam in 1954-69 (b.1890--d.1969).
Ho Chi Minh City a seaport in southern Vietnam, formerly Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam.
hock1 the portion of the hind leg of a horse, cow, or the like that corresponds to the human ankle. [4 definitions]
hock2 to leave (something) temporarily in exchange for money borrowed, until such time as the money is repaid; pawn. [2 definitions]
hockey a sport played on ice, in which two teams of six skating players each try to drive a puck into each other's goal using angled hockey sticks; ice hockey. [2 definitions]
hockshop (informal) a pawnbroker's place of business.
hocus to defraud, hoax, or hoodwink. [3 definitions]
hocus-pocus meaningless or nonsensical words or phrases repeated by magicians. [2 definitions]
hod a tray set crosswise on top of a long handle, used for carrying bricks, mortar, or the like.
hodgepodge a confused, disorderly mixture or mess of diverse things; jumble.
Hodgkin's disease a progressive, sometimes fatal disease in which the lymph tissues, spleen, and kidneys become enlarged or inflamed.
hodoscope a device used to follow the paths of charged particles in a magnetic field.
hoe a garden tool with a flat crosswise blade at the end of a long handle, used for loosening the soil and weeding. [3 definitions]
hoedown a square dance. [2 definitions]
hog a domestic pig or swine, esp. one that weighs over 120 pounds, raised for meat. [4 definitions]
hogan a dwelling of the Navajo and other American Indians, constructed of earth walls supported by timbers.
hogback a long, sharp, mountainous ridge, often formed of steeply inclined strata.
hog cholera a contagious and usu. fatal viral infection that affects swine with fever, sluggishness, and other disorders.