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British Dictionary definitions for yo-ho-ho


  1. an exclamation to call attention
  2. another word for yo-heave-ho
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Examples from the Web for yo-ho-ho

Historical Examples

  • The Scoop continued its interesting discussion of the poem in the issue of October 24, under a caption of “Yo-ho-ho!”

    The Dead Men's Song

    Champion Ingraham Hitchcock

  • Fifteen men sat on the dead man's chest— Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice