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  1. (used as a call or shout to attract attention, accompany effort, etc.)
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verb (used without object), yo-hoed, yo-ho·ing.
  1. to shout “yo-ho!”
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Origin of yo-ho

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for yo-ho

Historical Examples of yo-ho

  • But a sudden "Yo-ho" from the inspector breaks the quietude.

    The Strand Magazine, Volume I, Issue 2, February 1891


  • The music from the neighboring Casino reached their ears, with the "Yo-ho!"

  • It only remains to load up our precious cargo, get the ship ready for sea, and yo-ho!

  • Yo-ho, Timmie,” he cupped his hands and shouted, “bring on the rowboats and tackle.

  • If the occupant of a boat was questioned, and his "Yo-ho" did not sound familiar, he would be "towed" to the station.