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- adv. how
- interj. hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy
- interj. Used to grab the attention of others.
- pro. she
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. See ho.
- interj. Hurrah! -- an exclamation of triumphant joy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An exclamation variously used to express excitement, delight, contempt, etc., according to the mode of utterance.
- A dialectal form of he, A and B.
- n. An obsolete form of how.
I seldom opened my door in a winter evening without hearing; _Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo_, sounded sonorously, and the first three syllables accented somewhat like _how der do_; or sometimes _hoo hoo_ only.
Before he alights he makes the tour of the whole place deliberately, and when he comes before the corn, he salutes it thrice with the words, _hoo, hoo, hoo_, lengthened and pronounced respectfully.
"Eha" describes the call as a ghostly hoot -- a _hoo hoo hoo_, far-reaching, but coming from nowhere in particular.
Ai haz a fren but nawt a cheezpeep hoo is Irish. lolwannabee, gladz u lieks da cheezpeeps.
"Owd Sammy's" amused chuckles, and exclamations of "Eh! hoo's a rare un – that hoo is – fur a wench," at last drew his wife's attention.
Wall, hoo may be o 'th' same mate, but hoo is na o 'the same grain, I'll warrant.
An hoo is na mich bigger nor six penn'orth o 'copper neyther.
Whoo hoo, that is some seriously knee-slapping humour there, Kate -- cutting off a basic food supply to an imprisoned populace.
[Lori]: I love the term hoo-ha and use it all the time!
Mr Zuma will also recall the hoo-ha during his own struggle to win the presidency, when he would sing his favourite anthem, "Awuleth 'umshini wami" ( "Bring me my machinegun"), with fist-pumping panache.