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Definition of ho'bah

ho'bah

expression

  • an expression of amazement or disappointment; compare with wow or damn. Can also mean a person like a friend or brother. Can also be used as a greeting like what's up.
    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 Feb 26 2018. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Sep 01 2017.

  • expressing a feeling of dismay or unhappiness in a manner of maintaining respect.
    Ho'Bah turn off the lights, you wasting electricity.

    Last edited on Feb 26 2018. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Oct 21 2017.

intensifier

  • an expression of happiness; thankfulness; appreciation; amazement; admiration; or astonishment from a person.
    Ho'Bah! Mahalo for being so supportive of us!
    Ho'Bah... you looking good today.
    Ho'Bah I cannot believe you passed your test when you no even study.

    Last edited on Feb 26 2018. 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 Feb 26 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 02 2017.

noun - uncountable

  • a person of any gender.
    Ho'bah can you drive me to work?
    Ho'Bah you look familiar, you from Waianae?

    Last edited on Feb 26 2018. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Oct 14 2017.

origin

  • comes from the word hobrah. Over the years the "R" was dropped and commonly used more as to intensify the message in the sentence. Used in the pidgin English dialect started by locals.

    Last edited on Feb 26 2018. Submitted by Anonymous from Honolulu, HI, USA on Sep 02 2017.

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