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ooh

interjection \ ˈü \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of ooh

used to express amazement, joy, or surprise

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First Known Use of ooh

1604

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ooh

verb

Definition of ooh

: to exclaim in amazement, joy, or surprise
  • oohing and aahing over the new automobiles

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First Known Use of ooh

1951

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ooh

noun

Definition of ooh

plural oohs
: an utterance of the interjection ooh
  • The room erupted in oohs and cheers.
  • —William Zinsser
often used with aah
  • We are treated to a minute description of the improvements in Millhone's apartment, along with her oohs and aahs of pleasure and gratitude.
  • —Alex Kozinski
  • He could hear the oohs and aahs rising from the street as he made the cable jerk and spin.
  • —E. L. Doctorow

First Known Use of ooh

1602

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Definition of ooh for English Language Learners

  • —used to express pleasure, surprise, or both pleasure and surprise


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Definition of ooh for English Language Learners

  • : to express pleasure, surprise, or both pleasure and surprise


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