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For the slang word "ho," does it make sense to add an "e" when pluralizing it, like with "tomatoes?" For example:

"What a buncha hoes!"

"Hos" seems wrong to me and easily mispronounced.

Thanks.
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Hi,

"What a buncha hoes!" The kind of people who say this probably never read or write anything, so discussing the spelling seems rather pointless to me.
'Ho' is really just a spoken-slang version of the word 'whore', and is used by people who don't know that.

I hope you are aware that it's also a very offensive expression to use.

To add to my indignation about this, some of the rappers who use this word have multi-million-dollar music contracts, and I don't. Emotion: crying

Clive
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I'd use hos.

'Hoes' are gardening tools.
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I know that, but it's a slang term. I'm concerned that the reader might read "hos" "hauz" or "haus" and get confused.
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Oh, yes, of course I know it's very offensive, Clive, which is why I'd only put it in the mouth of an offensive and/or outlandish character.

Rap is cr*p.

By the way, I tried pluralizing with "hos" at dictionary.com and the example they gave of it in a sentence was "Get these hoes outta here!"
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Hi,

They don't like gardening.

I think that even discussing the term like this on this Forum is giving it a degree of legitimacy that is offensive to our female readers.

Clive
Cliveoffensive to our female readers.
If the sho fits ....
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Your dictionary's example is not extreme enough.
More so is eg
" Gid dey hoes ouda hee !"

Clive
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Since it's an abbreviation, shouldn't it be ho's?

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