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1. A district of central London, England. Inhabited in the 1600s mainly by immigrants, it is known today for its restaurants, theaters, and nightclubs.
2. also So·Ho A district of New York City on southwest Manhattan Island noted for its galleries, restaurants, and artists' lofts. The area is south of Houston Street, hence the name.


1. (Hunting) hunting an exclamation announcing the sighting of a hare
2. an exclamation announcing the discovery of something unexpected
[an Anglo-French hunting call, probably of exclamatory origin]


(Placename) a district of central London, in the City of Westminster: a foreign quarter since the late 17th century, now chiefly known for restaurants, nightclubs, striptease clubs, etc


(ˈsoʊ hoʊ, soʊˈhoʊ)

1. a district in central London, England.
2. SoHo.


or So•ho

(ˈsoʊ hoʊ)

a district on the lower W side of Manhattan: art galleries and studios.
[So(uth of) Ho(uston Street)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Soho - a district in southwestern Manhattan noted for its shops and restaurants and galleries and artist's loftsSoHo - a district in southwestern Manhattan noted for its shops and restaurants and galleries and artist's lofts
Manhattan - one of the five boroughs of New York City
2.Soho - a city district of central London now noted for restaurants and nightclubs
British capital, capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
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Lorry walked towards Soho, early in the afternoon, for three reasons of habit.
He conducted us to Gerrard-street, Soho, to a house on the south side of that street.
They are both in the employment of Harris & Sons, Moving and Shipment Company, Orange Master's Yard, Soho.
I saw a little mite sitting on a doorstep in a Soho slum one night, and I shall never forget the look that the gas-lamp showed me on its wizen face--a look of dull despair, as if from the squalid court the vista of its own squalid life had risen, ghostlike, and struck its heart dead with horror.
At Bredin's Parisian Cafe and Restaurant in Soho, where Paul worked, there were none of these things; and Paul himself, though he certainly moved swiftly, was by no means noiseless.
At last we came to Soho Square, where Caddy Jellyby had appointed to wait for me, as a quiet place in the neighbourhood of Newman Street.
Three-quarters of an hour later a cab deposited him at the door of the doctor's modest dwelling, in Soho Square, Greek Street.
Did the English reader ever hear before of the beautifully dressed doll which came once a month [139] from Paris to Soho to teach an expectant world of fashion how to dress itself?
I sha'n't laugh," David said, nobly true to the memory of the little dog, "I sha'n't laugh once," and he closed his jaws very tightly as we drew near the house in Soho where Joey lodged.
Why not that little French place in Soho, where we went so often when you were here in the summer?
The place they had just been in called up so many recollections, and Kate had so many anecdotes of Madeline, and Nicholas so many anecdotes of Frank, and each was so interested in what the other said, and both were so happy and confiding, and had so much to talk about, that it was not until they had plunged for a full half-hour into that labyrinth of streets which lies between Seven Dials and Soho, without emerging into any large thoroughfare, that Nicholas began to think it just possible they might have lost their way.
One of the four sides was much higher than the rest, like a dais; and the line of this side was broken by one of London's admirable accidents--a restaurant that looked as if it had strayed from Soho.