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yoo-hoo

[yoo-hoo]
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interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation to get someone's attention, in calling to another person, or the like.)
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verb (used without object)
  1. to get or attempt to get someone's attention by or as if by calling “yoo-hoo”: yoo-hooing across the back fence.
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Origin of yoo-hoo

probably earlier than 1920–25, Americanism; of expressive orig.
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  • "Yoo-hoo—Custy's won the day—Beeny's scairtit," going up on the last syllable.

    Christie Johnstone

    Charles Reade


British Dictionary definitions for yoo-hoo

yoo-hoo

interjection
  1. 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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