hoo-ha


hoo-ha
n. sl. a commotion, a row; uproar, trouble.
Etymology: 20th c.: orig. unkn.

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  • Hoo — is used in placenames in the east of England to indicate coastal peninsulas and promontories. It appears in:* Fort Hoo, a fort on an island in the River Medway, Kent * Hoo St Werburgh and Cliffe at Hoo on the Hoo peninsula in Kent * Hoo, Suffolk… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoo — Hoo, interj. 1. See {Ho}. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Hurrah! an exclamation of triumphant joy. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoo-ha — [ˈhu: ha:] n [singular, U] BrE [Date: 1900 2000; : Yiddish; Origin: hu ha] noisy talk or excitement about something unimportant = ↑fuss ▪ What s all the hoo ha about? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoo|ey — «HOO ee», noun, interjection. U.S. Slang. nonsense …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoo-ha — [ hu,ha ] noun uncount INFORMAL noisy excitement, arguments, or complaints …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hoo-ha — ► NOUN informal ▪ a commotion. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • hoo-ha — [ho͞o′hä΄] n. [echoic] Informal a commotion, fuss, or to do …   English World dictionary

  • hoo — bal·la·hoo; boo·hoo; for·hoo; hoo·chi·noo; hoo·doo·ism; hoo·ey; hoo·ke·ri·a·les; hoo·let; hoo·ley; hoo·ley ann; hoo·li·gan; hoo·li·gan·ism; hoo·li·han; hoo·lock; hoo·pid; hoo·poe; hoo·roosh; hoo·sier·ism; hoo·ta·ma·gan·zy; hoo·te·nan·ny; hoo·ver; …   English syllables

  • hoo-ha — [“huha] 1. n. a commotion. □ What is all this hoo ha about? □ 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? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hoo — Ho Ho, Hoa Hoa (h[=o]), interj. [Cf. F. & G. ho.] 1. Halloo! attend! a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. What noise there, ho? Shak. Ho! who s within? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. [Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoo-ha — [[t]hu͟ːhɑː[/t]] N SING: also no det If there is a hoo ha, there is a lot of fuss about something. [INFORMAL] Schulman is a little tired of the hoo ha about the all women team …   English dictionary


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