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  1. (used as an exclamation to express surprise, taunting, exultation, etc.)
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Origin of oho

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for oho

Historical Examples

  • Oho, and so you have come to the marriage, but you are too late.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    James Athearn Jones

  • Oho,” Bertha put in, “then that is who the newcomer to our town is to be.

  • Oho, William, you sly fellow, so it is Miss Darcy you are come to see?

  • He retired; she stood on the step and watched him out of sight, said "Oho!"

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • At the first words which he uttered, I said to myself: 'Oho!

    The Life of the Fly

    J. Henri Fabre

British Dictionary definitions for oho


  1. an exclamation expressing surprise, exultation, or derision
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Word Origin and History for oho


14c., from oh + ho.

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