- (used as an exclamation to get someone's attention, in calling to another person, or the like.)
- to get or attempt to get someone's attention by or as if by calling “yoo-hoo”: yoo-hooing across the back fence.
Origin of yoo-hoo
probably earlier than 1920–25, Americanism; of expressive orig.
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Related Words for yoo-hoogroan, wail, roar, outcry, whine, shout, whistle, cheer, chatter, clamor, grunt, shriek, scream, howl, signal, welcome, salute, greet, address, bellow
Examples from the Web for yoo-hoo
Contemporary Examples of yoo-hoo
She looked young, 18, maybe, and was drinking from a can of Yoo-hoo.Video-chat for Stoners
August 19, 2010
Historical Examples of yoo-hoo
"Yoo-hoo—Custy's won the day—Beeny's scairtit," going up on the last syllable.Christie Johnstone
- a call to attract a person's attention
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Word Origin and History for yoo-hoo
exclamation to call attention, 1924.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper