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Definition of ho'bah

ho'bah

adjective

  • Ho'Bah - exclamation informal

    1. an express of a feeling of dismay or unhappiness in a manner of maintaining (Aloha) respect by a person in a state of living (Pono) righteousness.

    "Ho'Bah turn off the lights, you wasting electricity"

    Synonyms: Damn, shit, f word, frick, shoot, dammit, ho brah

    Origin: Hawaii Creole English

    Last edited on Oct 21 2017. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Oct 21 2017.

intensifier

  • It came from the word hobrah and over the years the "R" was dropped and commonly used more as to intensify the message in the sentence. It is a part of pidgin English started by the locals

    Last edited on Sep 02 2017. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Sep 02 2017.

  • Ho'Bah - exclamation informal

    2. a positive expression of a feeling of happiness, thankfulness, appreciation, amazement, admiration or astonishment from a person in an 808 state of mind.

    "Ho'Bah! Mahalo (thank you) for being so supportive of us!"

    "Ho'Bah... you looking good today"

    "Ho'Bah I cannot believe you past your test when you no even study"

    Synonyms: wow, OMG, cheehoo, shaka, holy moly, awesome, auryt, dope, killa, sweet, ho'brah

    Origin: Hawaii Creole English

    Last edited on Oct 21 2017. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Oct 21 2017.

interjection

  • an abrupt remark, made especially as an aside or interruption. an exclamation, especially as a part of speech.It can be negative or said with aloha

    Last edited on Sep 02 2017. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 02 2017.

noun - uncountable

  • A person of any gender. Anyone -sister, brother, friend, buddy or stranger.

    Ho'bah can you drive me to work?
    Ho'Bah you look familiar, you from Waianae?

    Last edited on Oct 21 2017. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Oct 14 2017.

other

  • An expression of amazement or disappointment like wow or damn. A person like a friend or brother. A greeting like whats up. Anything you want it to be.

    Ho'bah you look good. Ho'bah I had too much to drink. Ho'bah can I go with you to the beach? Ho'bah where you been? Aw you didnt pass your exam, ho'bah next time study harder.
    It's Ho'Bah not Ho'brah anymore in the islands.
    Ho'Bah it is so hot today.

    Last edited on Sep 02 2017. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Sep 01 2017.

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