[hoh] Show IPA noun, verb, hoed, hoe·ing.
a long-handled implement having a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.
any of various implements of similar form, as for mixing plaster or mortar.
verb (used with object)
to dig, scrape, weed, cultivate, etc., with a hoe.
verb (used without object)
to use a hoe.
So, he's calling you a (gardening) tool. Case dismissed?