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hoasis

noun; blending and clipping
A concentrated area of sexually promiscuous women; often used in a region where such women are not common or easily sought. ("The night club was the rural town’s hoasis; all the licentious women flocked there on weekends.") Apparent Meaning: A place where numerous sexually promiscuous women can be found. The term WHORE, which typically refers to a prostitute, has been clipped to a simpler form, HO (not spelled WHO because WHO is a different word and ‘w’ in WHORE is not pronounced). The noun HO is then blended with the noun OASIS, which refers to an isolated area of water amidst a dry desert or arid plain. OASIS can also refer to some type of refuge or desirable area where a demanded good can be found that cannot be found elsewhere. The blending of HO and OASIS results in the noun HOASIS, which suggests a concentrated area of promiscuous women that are not easily found in a general region. Possible Reason Used: The term was used to entice someone to go to a party, where he would be sure to meet many licentious women. Apparently, such women are not easily encountered in the area, but a great many of such women can be found at the party. The term may have been used to suggest the great value of going to this party for someone interested in promiscuous women, since they will be found exclusively at the party. If OASIS is taken to be an isolated area of water amidst a dry desert, its usage in HOASIS can be thought of as a metaphor: promiscuous women at the party are likened to an oasis of water, and the town in which such women cannot be readily found is likened to a desert. Such words are common among young men whose sole interest in attending a party is sexual activity. Thus, the term evolved as a slang term used among college-age men.
 
Dude, that place is going to be a hoasis; I guarantee a good time.
Etymology : clipping: WHORE clipped to HO; blending: HO blended with OASIS to form HOASIS; may be considered a metaphor of an isolated area of water (HOASIS) in a desert (area where whores are scarce); WHORE from Middle English ‘hore’; OASIS from late Latin ‘oasis’, from Greek, from Coptic ‘ouahe’
Source : Rice student discussing an upcoming party
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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