attaboy

interjection
at·​ta·​boy | \ ˈa-tə-ˌbȯi How to pronounce attaboy (audio) \

Definition of attaboy

used to express encouragement, approval, or admiration

First Known Use of attaboy

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for attaboy

probably alteration of that's the boy

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“Attaboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attaboy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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