from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- interjection Used as a hunting cry to urge hounds after a fox.
from The Century Dictionary.
- An old fox-hunting cry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- interjection (Hunting) A cry of encouragement to foxhounds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- interjection A
huntingcry used to urge houndsafter a fox.
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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.