[ 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.
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Origin of yoo-hoo
First recorded in 1920–25 but probably earlier, Americanism; imitative of the sound
Words nearby yoo-hoo
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Example sentences from the Web for yoo-hoo
She looked young, 18, maybe, and was drinking from a can of Yoo-hoo.
"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
/ (ˈjuːˌhuː) /
a call to attract a person's attention
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