: the cry of an owl

Word History

Etymology

imitative

First Known Use

circa 1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tu-whit tu-whoo was circa 1595

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Cite this Entry

“Tu-whit tu-whoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tu-whit%20tu-whoo. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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