What does the word ho mean in romeo and Juliet?

It's the kind of thing you shout at someone, like "Hey!". As in "Give me my longsword, ho!" which means "Hey! Give me my longsword!"

It has nothing to do with prostitutes. That word comes from illiterate people trying to write "whore" phonetically. When Shakespeare meant "whore" he wrote "whore".
It's the kind of thing you shout at someone, like "Hey!". As in "Give me my longsword, ho!" which means "Hey! Give me my longsword!"

It has nothing to do with prostitutes. That word comes from illiterate people trying to write "whore" phonetically. When Shakespeare meant "whore" he wrote "whore".