hubba hubba

[huhb-uh huhb-uh]
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interjection Slang.
  1. (an exclamation of admiration, approval, or enthusiasm, used especially by G.I.'s of World War II as a shout in appreciation of a pretty girl.)

Origin of hubba hubba

1940–45, Americanism; origin uncertain; much speculation has been devoted to the original sense and origin of this expression; the foreign sources proposed (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Spanish) are generally improbable and lack supporting evidence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for hubba-hubba

U.S. slang cry of excitement or enthusiasm, first recorded 1944.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper