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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
1920-1925
probably earlier than 1920-25, Americanism; of expressive orig.
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British Dictionary definitions for yoohoos

yoo-hoo

/ˈjuːˌhuː/
interjection
1.
a call to attract a person's attention
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Word Origin and History for yoohoos

yoo-hoo

exclamation to call attention, 1924.

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