tallyho

noun
tal·​ly·​ho | \ ˌta-lē-ˈhō How to pronounce tallyho (audio) \
plural tallyhos

Definition of tallyho

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

First Known Use of tallyho

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tallyho

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

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“Tallyho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallyho. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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