American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used as a hunting cry to urge hounds after a fox.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An old fox-hunting cry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- interj. (Hunting) A cry of encouragement to foxhounds.
“There was a Rugby scrum in the refectory, and hunting-men cried the "View halloo!" and shouted "Yoicks! yoicks!" ...”
“We'll go out and get what's coming to us from a farmer; and then yoicks! and away. ”
“Don't let him slip through your fingers for a day; hunt him from lodging to lodging, from tavern to tavern, into jail and out of jail -- tantivy, yoicks, hark-forward!”
“As for the hooey, I’m not keen on Ideas in Art — but yoicks! eXistenz was levels above 1999′s The Matrix in that department.”
“These incentives succeed in landing Tom and his nag in the wished-for spot, when, immediately, the wood begins to resound with shouts of "Yoicks True-bo-y, yoicks”
“True-bo-y, yoicks push him up, yoicks wind him! "and the whole pack begin to work like good 'uns.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘yoicks’.
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