Basic+ Word of the Day: horse

horse (noun) LISTEN

A horse is a large mammal used by humans for carrying loads or riding.

  • Tex rode his horse to town.
  • You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
  • The driver hitched the horses to the carriage.

A horse is also a wooden apparatus used in gymnastics.

  • The gymnast dismounted from the vaulting horse.

Common uses

horse around: fool around, play. Example: “The three brothers horse around whenever they get together.”

hold your horses: be patient. Example: “Hold your horses. We’ll be there in five minutes.”

from the horse’s mouth: from the original source. Example: “It’s not a rumor; I got the news straight from the horse’s mouth.”

Did you know?

Horse is a street name for heroin.

In pop culture

Do you know the Netflix series BoJack Horseman? In this series, BoJack was the star in a TV Show called¬†Horsin’ Around, and you now know what it means! Watch the intro from the show here:

There are other meanings of horse.
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