There are 4 definitions of wahoo in English:

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Pronunciation: /wɑːˈhuː
 
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(also wahoo elm)

noun

  • A North American elm which yields useful timber.
    • Ulmus alata, family Ulmaceae
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    • Purple Finches flock to the wahoo elm trees to feed on the buds, and Crossbills attack the pine cones.
    • Winged elm, also called corked elm or wahoo elm, can be distinguished from other elms by the woody, wing-like growths along the branchlets.
    • Here, among the smaller trees, the holly obtains its greatest development, with hornbeams and wahoo elms.

Origin

late 18th century: perhaps from Creek ahá-hwa 'walnut'.

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noun

  • A North American spindle tree.
    • Genus Euonymus, family Celastraceae: two species

Origin

mid 19th century: from Dakota, literally 'arrow wood'.

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noun

  • A large predatory tropical marine fish of the mackerel family, prized as a game fish.
    • Acanthocybium solandri, family Scombridae
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    • Weeds in blue water attract significant numbers of sailfish and wahoo during the summer months.
    • By the time you reboard each evening, chef Charlie Wang will have your pan-seared wahoo waiting.
    • Skewered chunks of wahoo, a firm, white fish, come in a garlicky scampi butter that turns them irresistible.

Origin

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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Pronunciation: /wɑːˈhuː
 
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exclamation

North American
  • another word for yahoo2.
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    • Do I get excited about Beyonce because, wahoo, it's one more song about relationships?
    • Wouldn't it be dreamy to hold on to the water-park wahoo of summer… all year round?
    • Consumer confidence and spending are down - wahoo!

Origin

1940s: probably a natural exclamation.

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