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 hunting cry used to urge hounds after 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!" ...

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  • We'll go out and get what's coming to us from a farmer; and then yoicks! and away. '

    The Gentle Grafter

  • 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!

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  • 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

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

  • True-bo-y, yoicks push him up, yoicks wind him! "and the whole pack begin to work like good 'uns.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities


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