Definition of hoha in English:



New Zealand
  • Annoyed or angry.

    ‘if Mum got hoha with us kids she would yell at us’
    • ‘"It's just taking so long now and people are getting a bit hoha [ annoyed ] over it."’
    • ‘That is right, and we are getting hoha about that koha.’
    • ‘I do not want to make you hoha, because we did have a go at doing that yesterday, but I do want to look at some of the ingredients that relate to you being here.’
    • ‘His only reference to his failed attempt to get the Labour selection was to admit he had been "hoha with politics" afterward.’
    • ‘As the night goes on, "everyone's getting hoha," a woman whispers behind me.’
    • ‘But us townie girls, we'd get hoha with them, because a lot couldn't dance.’
    • ‘You're tired of responding, you get hoha because there's not much time to prepare it in.’
    • ‘I called him a few more times but he didn't take any notice, and I was starting to get hoha.’
    • ‘I wondered if she got hoha with my crying.’
    • ‘He was hoha with me and I started to cry.’


Mid 19th century Maori.