heigh-ho

interjection

ˈhī-ˈhō How to pronounce heigh-ho (audio)
ˈhā-
used typically to express boredom, weariness, or sadness or sometimes as a cry of encouragement

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heigh-ho was circa 1520

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Cite this Entry

“Heigh-ho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heigh-ho. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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