Definition of attaboy in English:


Line breaks: atta|boy
Pronunciation: /ˈatəbɔɪ


An informal expression of encouragement or admiration to a man or boy.
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  • 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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