Definition of yo-ho-ho in English:


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Pronunciation: /jəʊhəʊˈhəʊ
(also yo-ho)


  • 1 dated Used to attract attention: yo-ho bingo!
  • 2 Nautical , • archaic A seaman’s chant used while hauling ropes or performing other strenuous work.
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    • We had a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum on board somebody else's dreamily expensive yacht in the Caribbean.
    • With a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of pop, organisers of Hull's international sea shanty festival are preparing to transform the city once again into a carnival of all things maritime.

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