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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.

Origin of yoo-hoo

probably earlier than 1920–25, Americanism; of expressive orig.
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Contemporary Examples of yoo-hoo

  • She looked young, 18, maybe, and was drinking from a can of Yoo-hoo.

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    August 19, 2010

Historical Examples of yoo-hoo

  • "Yoo-hoo—Custy's won the day—Beeny's scairtit," going up on the last syllable.

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    Charles Reade

British Dictionary definitions for yoo-hoo


  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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