heigh-ho

interjection
\ ˈhī-ˈhō How to pronounce heigh-ho (audio) , ˈhā- \

Definition of heigh-ho

used typically to express boredom, weariness, or sadness or sometimes as a cry of encouragement

First Known Use of heigh-ho

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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“Heigh-ho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heigh-ho. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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