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attaboy

Line breaks: atta|boy
Pronunciation: /ˈatəbɔɪ
 
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Definition of attaboy in English:

exclamation

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

Origin

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

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