tallyho

noun

tal·​ly·​ho ˌta-lē-ˈhō How to pronounce tallyho (audio)
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tallyho was in 1772

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Cite this Entry

“Tallyho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallyho. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

tallyho

noun
tal·​ly·​ho ˌtal-ē-ˈhō How to pronounce tallyho (audio)
plural tallyhos
: a call of a huntsman at sight of the fox
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