ballahoo

noun
bal·​la·​hoo
variants: or ballahou \ ¦balə¦hü \
plural -s

Definition of ballahoo

1 : a schooner of Bermuda and the West Indies having its foremast raking forward and mainmast aft
2 : a lubberly untrim ship

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History and Etymology for ballahoo

Spanish balahú

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“Ballahoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballahoo. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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