A nickname for Howard Johnson's, a US hotel and restaurant chain popular in the mid-20th century. When I tell my kids my fond memories of going to HoJo's with my parents on summer vacations, all I get in response are blank stares.
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n. a Howard Johnson’s restaurant or hotel. (Collegiate. Often with the.) We’re going to meet the others at the ho-jo.
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