from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express fatigue, mild surprise, boredom, disappointment, or sometimes exultation.
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- v. To chant "heigh-ho", a cadence-count used for synchronized walking, marching, pulling, lifting, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. An exclamation of surprise, joy, dejection, uneasiness, weariness, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An exclamation expressing a degree of surprise, astonishment, or exultation, or more usually, as languidly uttered, some weariness, marking conventionally a sigh or a yawn: also sometimes as a verb.
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Florimel not a name I care for, but heigh-ho is a mad, mad girl.
I seem to be alone in my lack of patriotism, but heigh-ho.
It is like a fairy-tale, I said, tying the last of my laces and checking my face in the mirror—my cheeks were flushed pink, not enough powder, but heigh-ho.
They encourage me not to lose my Oxfordshire lilt, country accents being so fashionable now, but I am not sure I could if I tried, so heigh-ho.
I'm filling in as one of Snow White's dwarves, Nasty; heigh-ho, heigh-ho, be-otch.
Louie started singing, Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, its off for food we go.
Serono's controlling shareholder, the Bertarelli family, has sat in a corner crying heigh-ho for a buyer for the best part of half a year.
* I may sit in a corner and cry heigh-ho for a husband.
Thus goes every one to the world but I, and I am sunburnt; I may sit in a corner and cry heigh-ho for a husband!
It was more of a "heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go" attitude that made this happen.