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Hoss may refer to:

In fiction:

  • Hoss (comics), a fictional character appearing in Marvel Comics
  • Hoss Cartwright, a fictional character in the TV show Bonanza
  • Hoss Delgado, a fictional character from the animated television series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

In music:

In sports:

  • Da Hoss, a bay throroughbred
  • Hoss (professional wrestling), a wrestler who is physically large but lacks other skills
  • Hoss in bowling refers to a bowler who has all the skills necessary to score high, regardless of any deviations in lane condition, bowling ball, etc.

People named Hoss:

  • Américo Hoss (1916–1990), prolific Hungarian- Argentine cinematographer
  • Bill "Hoss" Allen (died 1997), American radio disc jockey
  • Elijah Embree Hoss (1849–1919), American bishop
  • Hoss Wright, drummer for punk metal bands Amen, and Nick Oliveri and the Mondo Generator
  • Jeff Hostetler (born 1961), former NFL quarterback

See also


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary






hoss (plural hosses)

  1. (US, slang, South) A horse.
  2. (US, slang, Southeast) A big person, usually a man; a person who has size comparable to that of a horse.
  3. (US, slang, Southeast) Slang term of address for a man. What's up, hoss?
  4. (slang) A well-respected person.



  • 1958 - used in song The Tennessee Stud
  • 1992 - used in the song Wicked by Ice Cube
  • 2009 - used in the song "Lotta Boot Left to Fill" by Eric Church
  • title of painting by Charles Marion Russell "Breaking-In a Bad Hoss"


  • Anagrams of hoss
  • shos


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