Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

yoo–hoo

play
interjection \ˈyü-(ˌ)hü\

Simple Definition of yoo–hoo

  • —used to attract someone's attention or to call out to someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yoo–hoo

  1. —used to attract attention or as a call to persons

Origin and Etymology of yoo–hoo

probably alteration of yo-ho, interjection used to attract attention — more at yahoo


First Known Use: circa 1924


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up yoo–hoo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!