Friday, October 25, 2013
Definitions for yoho
- (used as a call or shout to attract attention, accompany effort, etc.)
- to shout “yo-ho!”
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Citations for yoho
Taking down a wheezy and tattered concertina, the greasy cook sang in a raucous tone a ditty he had composed. “Yoho, me hearties, hark t'me, pay 'eed now whilst I sing…"
"Yo ho," said the Egg. "Yo ho," said the Bean. "Yo ho," said Pongo. "You know my uncle, Lord Ickenham, don't you?" "Oh, rather," said the Egg. "Yo ho, Lord Ickenham."
Origin of yoho
Yoho entered English in the 1700s as a transcription of the spoken greeting.