yoo-hoo

interjection
\ ˈyü-(ˌ)hü How to pronounce yoo-hoo (audio) \

Definition of yoo-hoo

used to attract attention or as a call to persons

First Known Use of yoo-hoo

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yoo-hoo

probably alteration of yo-ho, interjection used to attract attention — more at yahoo

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The first known use of yoo-hoo was circa 1924

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“Yoo-hoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yoo-hoo. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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yoo-hoo

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of yoo-hoo

used to attract someone's attention or to call out to someone

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