tallyho

noun tal·ly·ho \ ˌta-lē-ˈhō \

Definition of tallyho

plural tallyhos
1 :a call of a huntsman at sight of the fox
2
[Tally-ho, name of a coach formerly plying between London and Birmingham]
:a four-in-hand coach

Origin and Etymology of tallyho

probably from French taïaut, a cry used to excite hounds in deer hunting


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