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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)]
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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.
As a consequence, country airs circulated in Soho with vigorous freedom, instead of languishing into the parish like stray paupers without a settlement; and there was many a good south wall, not far off, on which the peaches ripened in their season.
As it was with the utmost difficulty that he could keep himself, and as he owed money for a mile round Soho, where he lived, he thought to better his circumstances by marrying a young woman of the French nation, who was by profession an opera-girl.
The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.
Why not that little French place in Soho, where we went so often when you were here in the summer?
Prithee, Tom, show me." He then began to beat about, in the same language and in the same manner as if he had been beating for a hare; and at last cried out, "Soho! Puss is not far off.
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.
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.
Duson was a man of silent and secretive habits, and it has occurred to me more than once that he might possibly be a member of one of those foreign societies who have their headquarters in Soho, and concerning which you probably know more than I do."
The change from the Belgravian square to the narrow street in Soho affected her legs adversely.