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  • interjection The onomatopoeia for a sneeze.


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  • A bout of sneezing can give a lot more away than the fact that you've got a cold, says a researcher, who claims that going "atishoo" can also be triggered by sexy thoughts. 2009

  • When I started learning French at age 9 I thought ‘a tes souhaits’ was the French pronunciation of atishoo.

    les malades imaginaires 2005

  • My correspondante thought it was HILARIOUS that I said atishoo instead of atchoum.

    slippery slope 2005

  • But few realise how dangerous a sneeze can be to the person doing the atishoo-ing - from broken ribs to, in one case, a heart attack.

    Home | Mail Online 2009


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