wahoo


1wa·hoo

noun \ˈwä-ˌhü, ˈw-\
plural wahoos

Definition of WAHOO

Origin of WAHOO

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1770

2wahoo

noun
plural wahoos

Definition of WAHOO

:  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 of WAHOO

Dakota wãhu, from wã- arrow + hu wood
First Known Use: 1857

3wahoo

noun
plural wahoos

Definition of WAHOO

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

Origin of WAHOO

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1900

4wa·hoo

interjection \ˈwä-ˈhü\

Definition of WAHOO

chiefly West
—used to express exuberance or enthusiasm or to attract attention

Examples of WAHOO

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

First Known Use of WAHOO

circa 1924

Related to WAHOO

Synonyms
glory (or glory be), ha (or hah), hallelujah, hey, hot dog, huzzah, hooray [chiefly West], whee, whoopee, yahoo, yippee

wa·hoo

noun \ˈwä-ˌhü\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural wahoos

Medical Definition of WAHOO

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

wahoo

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species (Acanthocybium solanderi) of swift-moving, powerful, predaceous food and game fish found worldwide, especially in the tropics. A slim, streamlined fish, it has sharp-toothed, beaklike jaws and a tapered body ending in a crescent-shaped tail. Gray-blue above and paler below, it is marked with a series of vertical bars and, like the related tunas, has a row of small finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins. It may grow to 6 ft (1.8 m) long and weigh more than 120 lb (55 kg).

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