Pronunciation: hoe-AH (raise voice with second syllable)
Origin: Rez talk
Definition: An all-purpose exclamation usedprimarily by Native Americans in Northern Minnesota to convey surprise, excitement, disdain, or approval.
Native 1: Aw, you wanna go steal some Pontiacs and drink orange pop tonight?
Native 2: Not even, ya sav!
Native 1: Ho-ah! Get off me!