- (used as a call or shout to attract attention, accompany effort, etc.)
- to shout “yo-ho!”
Origin of yo-ho
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for yo-ho
But a sudden "Yo-ho" from the inspector breaks the quietude.
The music from the neighboring Casino reached their ears, with the "Yo-ho!"Fromont and Risler, Complete
It only remains to load up our precious cargo, get the ship ready for sea, and yo-ho!The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'
Percy F. Westerman
Yo-ho, Timmie,” he cupped his hands and shouted, “bring on the rowboats and tackle.The Cruise of the O Moo
Roy J. Snell
If the occupant of a boat was questioned, and his "Yo-ho" did not sound familiar, he would be "towed" to the station.