Hoes is the plural form of the word hoe. The word hoe is originally used to describe a certain type of garden tool that is used to help break down dirt on the ground and to destroy weeds, in order to better a garden. Over the past few decades the word hoe has been used to describe a woman who’s job identifies with being a prostitute or a whore. More recently the word hoes is used to describe a group of females who act in a manner unbecoming, and who are fairly promiscuous without a care in the world. The word hoes is used a lot in hip hop music to speak of how certain females act in different situations. Most women think of the word hoes as an offensive slander and if called a hoe, many women are angered. Hoes is also a term used to describe men who are promiscuous as well, though many men that are called hoes do not seem to take this derogatorily.