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The origin of this word is from the hit NBC TV show Bonanza a western series that ran from September 12, 1959 to January 16, 1973.
Dan Blocker – Eric "Hoss" Cartwright was a featured character and his demeanor and attitude was a kind and gentle soul for a really big guy. So now it has been used as a term of endearment of Brotherhood or Respect to a fellow person weather they are familiar with the person or not.
1. Clerk - "Hey how's it goin?"

Customer *friendly what's up head gesture* - "I'm doin' alright Hoss, How you been?"

2. Sibling - "Hey Hoss can you grab me another soda? Since you're heading back to the kitchen?"

3. Pauly Shore - "He's gonna need a lot of food stamps ... Eh there Hoss?!" *hocks a loogey sound* {Son-In-Law}
by Bigsnacks710 September 14, 2013
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A southern colloquial nickname for partner, a term of friendship.
You betta' get that grass mowed, hoss.
by halide April 18, 2003
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one who is a beast that can basically do anything he wants. He is usually loved by all and a ladies man. He could break anyone or anything in half. Hoss is a compliment.
Man, that Stefan is a hoss. He could kill a freshman with one stare down.
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Someone who is good at everything. A womanizer with unparalleled skill. Someone who comes in, clutch as shit. Hoss is a term of endearment.

See also: Anti-Hoss, Hoss-Dick, Holy Hoss
*Bro sees Yavor sitting on a couch, drinking a beer with 3 hot girls on either side of him*

Bro: Oh my gosh, what a f***king hoss.
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Commonly used by Norfolk school children and some cretins to mean "let's go!"
Becky: "Its cold, lets hoss boyo"
Beth: "Are you a Norfolk school child?"
by LemonsBanana September 22, 2012
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