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hoss election

hoss election
 n.— «When they read the column here pondering the origin of the term “Hoss Elections,” a Hawai’i phrase used to describe those senior class hall-of-fame awards in high school, the Valdez’s were the only ones to come up with hard evidence of the etymology. Larry Valdez and Henriette Lopes were voted Best Looking of their senior class in Kailua High 1959.…In their “He’e Nalu” yearbook, their photo is under the banner “HORSE ELECTIONS.”» —“History of hoss elections” by Lee Cataluna Honolulu Advertister (Hawaii) Aug. 26, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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