[ yoo-hoo ]
/ ˈyuˌhu /
(used as an exclamation to get someone's attention, in calling to another person, or the like.)
verb (used without object)
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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British Dictionary definitions for yoo-hoo
/ (ˈjuːˌhuː) /
a call to attract a person's attention
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Word Origin and History for yoo-hoo
exclamation to call attention, 1924.
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