yoo-hoo

[ yoo-hoo ]
/ ˈyuˌhu /

interjection

(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

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British Dictionary definitions for yoo-hoo

yoo-hoo
/ (ˈjuːˌhuː) /

interjection

a call to attract a person's attention
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