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Origin of tallyho

1750–60; compare French tayau hunter's cry
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How to use tallyho in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tallyho

tally-ho
/ (ˌtælɪˈhəʊ) /

interjection
the cry of a participant at a hunt to encourage the hounds when the quarry is sighted
noun plural -hos
an instance of crying tally-ho
another name for a four-in-hand (def. 1)
verb -hos, -hoing, -hoed or -ho'd
(intr) to make the cry of tally-ho

Word Origin for tally-ho

C18: perhaps from French taïaut cry used in hunting
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