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yoo-hoo

[yoo-hoo] /ˈyuˌhu/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation to get someone's attention, in calling to another person, or the like.)
verb (used without object)
2.
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
1920-1925
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

/ˈjuːˌhuː/
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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