hoo–ha

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noun \ˈhü-ˌhä\
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hoo–hah

Origin and Etymology of hoo–ha

probably from Yiddish hu-ha uproar, exclamation of surprise


First Known Use: 1931


HOO–HA Defined for English Language Learners

hoo–ha

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noun \ˈhü-ˌhä\

Definition of hoo–ha for English Language Learners

  • : great excitement or concern about something

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