from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to call someone at a distance or to gain someone's attention.

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  • interj. Used to call to someone at a distance or to gain someone's attention.


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  • I feel I should somehow stick my hand up and say, yoo-hoo, me again, Litlove talking.

    A Bit of an Experiment « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Then a neighbour would call out Hi, yoo-hoo, anyone there? and my partner would suddenly abandon her scowl and cheerily discuss the latest episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    What's Going On

  • Well-said and another true meaningful yoo-hoo for your 'lil light Lulu.

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  • Message to all Americans: yoo-hoo, the accent is on the FIRST syllable.

    Ah, French. So...foreign.

  • Yeah, those hot ''Summers'' on master's plantations, where thousands of newborns and children of slaves died of heat exhaustion and starvation, while master's babies were busy sucking on some yoo-hoo milk from the black slave girls who lactated.

    Boondocks: Dr. King Would Blast Niggers, Relocate to Canada.

  • May 26th, 2006 at 3:19 pm p.s. yoo-hoo, darkblack!

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  • One, all white babies during slavery sucked on black slave breasts and guzzled down gallons of ''yoo-hoo'' milk because their white momma didn't have the life-supporting milk that black mothers have that babies needed to have healthy physical and mental bodies.

    Charlie Winburn Is A Fool

  • If anyone rang the doorbell Meema sang yoo-hoo, and after dinner Peepa gave us each a dollar, and we drove home on the freeway, sleeping in the way-back, and even with my eyes closed I recognized the off-ramp and the turns and hills and streetlights as we approached our house, and I would keep them closed so Dad would carry me inside to bed.

    The Making of Toro

  • Lynn followed him to the window and passed her hand in front of his eyes, saying "yoo-hoo".

    Brannon's Choice

  • It was the yoo-hoo voice that Maisel tended to use when she was excited.



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