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wahoo

1

[ wah-hoo, wah-hoo ]

noun

, plural wa·hoos.
  1. any of various American shrubs or small trees, as the winged elm, Ulmus alata, or a linden, Tilia heterophylla.


wahoo

2

[ wah-hoo, wah-hoo ]

noun

, plural wa·hoos.
  1. a shrub or small tree, Euonymus atropurpurea, of North America, having finely serrated, elliptical leaves and pendulous capsules that in opening reveal the bright-scarlet arils of the seeds.

wahoo

3

[ wah-hoo, wah-hoo ]

noun

, plural wa·hoos, (especially collectively) wa·hoo.
  1. a large, swift mackerel, Acanthocybium solanderi, widespread in warm seas, of a steel blue to greenish blue above and silver below, often leaping from the water and occasionally schooling in great numbers: valued as a food and game fish.

wahoo

4

[ wah-hoo ]

interjection

  1. (an exclamation used to express joy, excitement, etc.)

wahoo

1

/ wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː /

noun

  1. an E North American shrub or small tree, Euonymus atropurpureus, with scarlet capsules and seeds Also calledburning bush


wahoo

2

/ ˈwɑːhuː; wɑːˈhuː /

noun

  1. an elm, Ulmus alata, of SE North America having twigs with winged corky edges Also calledwinged elm

wahoo

3

/ wɑːˈhuː; ˈwɑːhuː /

noun

  1. a large fast-moving food and game fish, Acanthocybium solandri, of tropical seas: family Scombridae (mackerels and tunnies)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wahoo1

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; possibly from Creek vhahwv “walnut”

Origin of wahoo2

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; from Dakota wanhu, equivalent to wan- “arrow” + hu “wood, shaft”

Origin of wahoo3

First recorded in 1905–10; origin uncertain; perhaps from Wahoo, an obsolete spelling for Oahu (Hawaii)

Origin of wahoo4

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; of imitative origin

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wahoo1

C19: from Dakota wāhu arrowwood

Origin of wahoo2

from Creek ǔhawhu cork elm

Origin of wahoo3

of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

The Wahoo monitor works with more than 50 fitness apps such as Zwift, Peloton, and MapMyRun.

A sobering article on gang rape inside a UVA fraternity has Wahoo alumni like myself up in arms.

The detachment would pass on its march within a short distance of Wahoo Swamp and might easily be surprised and overpowered.

Three days later they rallied to meet General Call, who was advancing upon Wahoo swamp with over a thousand men.

Of late, he has fixed his residence at Wahoo; upon learning of which, the captain determined to proceed thither.

Maccallum informed me that it was very fertile; that provisions were abundant, and much cheaper than at either Owhyhee or Wahoo.

Upon Wahoo alone he had estates on which were four or five hundred people, who cultivated the land, and paid him a rent in kind.

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