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An interjection usually used to express a negative emotion, such as dismay or displeasure. Hoo boy, I've got 24 pages of legal jargon to get through—lucky me. Aunt Louise is here? Hoo boy, we'll never be able to get out now—that woman could talk the leg off a chair.
An affirmative exclamation commonly used by members of the US military. The soldiers all shouted "Hoo-ah!" before dispersing.
1. slang A fuss or commotion. It's three in the morning! What's all this hoo-ha about?
2. slang Nonsense. His explanation is just hoo-ha—it doesn't answer the question at all.
1. An exclamation of celebration; hooray. You got an A on the exam—hoorah!
2. An affirmative exclamation commonly used by members of the US military. The soldiers all shouted "Hoorah!" before dispersing.
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exclam. Yes! Are we ready? Hoo-ah! Hoo-rah, hoo-rah, hoo-rah.
1. n. a commotion. A deer created quite a hoo-ha by running frantically through the department store.
2. n. nonsense. What is all this hoo-ha about your leaving the company?
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