Wahoo meaning

wä-ho͝o, wäho͝o
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Used to express exuberance.
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A deciduous shrub or small tree (Euonymus atropurpureus) of eastern North America, having small purplish flowers, pink fruit containing scarlet arils, and red foliage in the autumn.
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A large marine food and game fish (Acanthocybium solandri) of subtropical and tropical waters, having a pointed snout, narrow body, and long dorsal fin.
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An exuberant cry.

He let out a wahoo.

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A cork elm (Ulmus alata) of the S U.S.
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A large, scombroid game and food fish (Acanthocybium solanderi) of warm seas.
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(chiefly west) Used to express unrestrained enthusiasm, exhilaration, etc.
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Acanthocybium solandri, a tropical and subtropical game fish.
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(southern US) The winged elm, Ulmus alata.
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Euonymus atropurpureus, a burning bush.
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Any of various other North American trees or shrubs, as the cascara.
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Origin of wahoo

  • Dakota waŋhu waŋ arrow hu leg, stock or stem of a plant (from the use of its straight, slender shoots and branches to make arrow shafts)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps of West Indian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a Dakota word, the first element of which is cognate to Lakota waÅ‹ (“arrow").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Creek *uhawhu.

    From Wiktionary