Definition of attaboy in English:

attaboy

Line breaks: atta|boy
Pronunciation: /ˈatəbɔɪ
 
/

exclamation

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

More definitions of attaboy

Definition of attaboy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

More on attaboy

Nearby words


Translate attaboy

into Spanish
Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little