heigh-ho
interjection Date: circa 1520 — used typically to express boredom, weariness, or sadness or sometimes as a cry of encouragement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Heigh-ho — (h[imac] h[=o]), interj. An exclamation of surprise, joy, dejection, uneasiness, weariness, etc. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heigh-ho — [hī′hō′, hā′hō′] interj. Archaic used variously to express mild surprise, boredom, disappointment, fatigue, etc., or used as a greeting …   English World dictionary

  • Heigh-Ho — is a song from Walt Disney s 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . It is sung by the group of seven dwarfs as they work at a mine with diamonds and rubies.The other Dwarf Chorus songs are Bluddle Uddle Um Dum and The Silly Song …   Wikipedia

  • heigh-ho — 1550s, exclamation to express yawning, sighing, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • heigh-ho — verb 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 …   Wiktionary

  • heigh-ho — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ interjection Etymology: heigh + ho used typically to express boredom, weariness, or sadness and sometimes to serve as a cry of encouragement II. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) : flicker III …   Useful english dictionary

  • heigh-ho! — ho hum! (expression of boredom or fatigue); oh my! (expression of surprise or disappointment) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heigh-ho — [[t]ˈhaɪˈhoʊ, ˈheɪ [/t]] interj. (an exclamation of surprise, exultation, melancholy, boredom, or weariness.) • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • heigh-ho — /heɪ ˈhoʊ/ (say hay hoh) interjection (an exclamation of melancholy, weariness, surprise, or exultation.) …   Australian English dictionary

  • heigh-ho — /huy hoh , hay /, interj. (an exclamation of surprise, exultation, melancholy, boredom, or weariness.) [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

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