hoe NOUN a long-handled gardening tool with a thin metal blade, used mainly for cutting through weeds at their roots.
VERB (hoes, hoed, hoeing) 1) use a hoe to turn (earth) or cut through (weeds). 2) (hoe in) Austral./NZ informal eat eagerly. 3) (hoe into) Austral./NZ informal attack or criticize.
DERIVATIVES hoer noun.
ORIGIN Old French houe; related to HEW(Cf. ↑hew).

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