Definition of attaboy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈatəbɔɪ/


An informal expression of encouragement or admiration to a man or boy.
Example sentences
  • Come on, Red, get in the house… attaboy, attaboy.


Early 20th century: probably representing a casual pronunciation of that's the boy.

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Line breaks: atta|boy

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