ooh

ooh

[oo]
interjection
1.
(used to express amazement, satisfaction, excitement, etc.)
noun
2.
the exclamation “ooh.”
verb (used without object)
3.
to utter or exclaim “ooh.”
Idioms
4.
ooh and aah, to exclaim in wonder or admiration: The crowds oohed and aahed at the spectacular fireworks.

Origin:
1915–20

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ooh (uː)
 
interj
an exclamation of surprise, pleasure, pain, etc

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Word Origin & History

ooh
exclamation of pain, surprise, wonder, etc., 1916. Combined with aah from 1953. Ooh-la-la, exclamation of surprise or appreciation, is attested 1924, from Fr. and suggestive of the supposed raciness of the French.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
OOH
  1. Occupational Outlook Handbook

  2. on one hand

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