Posted by Henry on June 30, 2004
In Reply to: "What ho without there!" posted by Judy on June 30, 2004
: This phrase appears in PG Wodehous's My Man Jeeves,
: when someone appears at the door.
: What does it mean?
: What is the origin?
: Thank you
What ho! was an informal greeting commonly used by Bertie Wooster, equivalent to Hi there!
Without is the opposite of within. Without there means outside the door.
- What ho! Henry 30/June/04
- Thank you Henry. Here is another: "licked to a splinter" Judy 01/July/04