What does "Tally ho" mean?

i know its something about a hunter but does it mean something else like "come on" or something

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The phrase tally-ho is a largely Spanish phrase, used in foxhunting, shouted when a rider sees the fox.

    Allegedly, the phrase was first brought to England by William the Conqueror, an avid stag hunter, after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The old Norman phrase was "Tya Hillaut",[citation needed] and was shouted when a deer had been found. More than 400 years later, the phrase is mentioned in Jaques Du Fouilloux' book on hunting, "La Venerie" of 1561; chapter 13: "Du valet de Chiens, et comme il doyt panser, gouverner, et dresser les Chiens". It became the phrase "Tally-ho" in England, and is still shouted in fox hunts today.

    Another theory is that "Tally-ho" came from the Palestinian Arabic for "Come here!" (Tāli hon) brought back by returning Crusaders.

    Tally-ho is also used as another way of saying "goodbye".

    Tally-ho is also used in Northern Indian contryside for provoking dogs for alerting them. This is pronounced in India as leo-ho. Most probably the British Colonists has introduced this word to Indian people. Later on it is used interchangeably with choo and the meaning is same as leo-ho.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Tally Ho Meaning

  • 1 decade ago

    Hunt cry telling that the fox has been sighted

    British definition: This is an exclamation used for encouragement before doing something difficult or dangerous.

  • 1 decade ago


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