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wahoo

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noun wa·hoo \ˈwä-ˌhü, ˈwȯ-\

Definition of wahoo

plural

wahoos



Origin and Etymology of wahoo

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1770


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wahoo

noun wa·hoo

Definition of wahoo

plural

wahoos

  1. :  a shrubby spindle tree (Euonymus atropurpureus) of chiefly eastern North America that has purple capsules which in dehiscence expose scarlet-ariled seeds —called also burning bush



Origin and Etymology of wahoo

Dakota wãhu, from wã- arrow + hu wood


First Known Use: 1857


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wahoo

noun wa·hoo

Definition of wahoo

plural

wahoos

  1. :  a large vigorous mackerel (Acanthocybium solandri) that is common in warm seas and esteemed as a food and sport fish




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wahoo

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interjection wa·hoo \ˈwä-ˈhü\

Definition of wahoo

chiefly West

  1. —used to express exuberance or enthusiasm or to attract attention



Examples of wahoo in a sentence

  1. <the rodeo rider shrieked, Wahoo! as he collected his prize money>



Circa 1924

First Known Use of wahoo

circa 1924


Medical Dictionary

wahoo

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noun wa·hoo \ˈwä-ˌhü\

Medical Definition of wahoo

plural

wahoos

  1. :  a shrubby North American tree of the genus Euonymus (E. atropurpureus) having a root bark with cathartic properties—compare euonymus 2




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