Yo-ho-ho Definition

interjection

A nonce word, now associated with pirates and seafaring.

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Alternative form of yo-ho-ho.

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Origin of Yo-ho-ho

  • From the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island (1883) where it is followed by "and a bottle of rum" in a supposed pirate chantey.

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