Definition of ho ho exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    ho ho

    BrE BrE//ˌhəʊ ˈhəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊ ˈhoʊ//
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  1. 1used to show the sound of a deep laugh
  2. 2used to show surprise Ho, ho! What have we here? More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: reduplication of ho.
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