I. interjection Date: 1604 — used to express amazement, joy, or surprise II. intransitive verb Date: 1951 to exclaim in amazement, joy, or surprise <
oohing and aahing over the new automobiles
ooh noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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