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wahoo1

Syllabification: wa·hoo
Pronunciation: /ˈwäˌho͞o, ˌwäˈho͞o
 
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noun

(also wahoo elm) Another term for winged elm.

Origin

perhaps from Creek ahá-hwa 'walnut'.

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wahoo2

Syllabification: wa·hoo
Pronunciation: /ˈwäho͞o
 
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noun

A North American burning bush.
  • Euonymus atropurpurea, family Celastraceae

Origin

from Dakota.

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wahoo3

Syllabification: wa·hoo
Pronunciation: /ˈwäho͞o
 
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noun

A large predatory tropical marine fish of the mackerel family, prized as a game fish.
  • Acanthocybium solanderi, family Scombridae
Example sentences
  • Weeds in blue water attract significant numbers of sailfish and wahoo during the summer months.
  • By the time you reboard each evening, chef Charlie Wang will have your pan-seared wahoo waiting.
  • Skewered chunks of wahoo, a firm, white fish, come in a garlicky scampi butter that turns them irresistible.

Origin

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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wahoo4

Syllabification: wa·hoo
Pronunciation: /ˈwäho͞o
 
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exclamation

North American
Another term for yahoo2.
Example sentences
  • Do I get excited about Beyonce because, wahoo, it's one more song about relationships?
  • Wouldn't it be dreamy to hold on to the water-park wahoo of summer… all year round?
  • Consumer confidence and spending are down - wahoo!

Origin

1940s: probably a natural exclamation.

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