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



    BrE BrE//hæˈluː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hæˈluː//
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  1. 1used to attract somebody’s attention
  2. 2used in hunting to tell the dogs to start chasing an animal
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: probably from the rare verb hallow ‘pursue or urge on with shouts’, from imitative Old French haloer.

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