Heigh-ho meaning

hī'hō', hā'-
Used to express fatigue, mild surprise, boredom, disappointment, or sometimes exultation.
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Used variously to express mild surprise, boredom, disappointment, fatigue, etc., or used as a greeting.
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To chant "heigh-ho", a cadence-count used for synchronized walking, marching, pulling, lifting, etc.

1927 Porterfield, William M. Bamboo and its uses in China, Chinese Government Bureau of Economic Information, Booklet Series 2, p40. Cited in David Farrelly, The Book of Bamboo, p25; Sierra Club Books, 1984.

1937 Walt Disney, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, animated feature-length motion picture; a chant sung by the seven dwarfs.

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go...

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