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Perhaps from Yiddish הו־האַ(hu-ha, a hullabaloo).

The second sense is likely expressive; compare such similar terms in other languages as Spanish juju.

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhuːˌhɑː/
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hoo-ha (plural hoo-has)

  1. A fuss, uproar, commotion or stir; hype; brouhaha, hullabaloo.
    There was a big hoo-ha about it in the papers, and then the world completely forgot the matter.
  2. (slang, euphemistic) Vagina, vulva.
    • 2009, Linda Howard, Burn: A Novel, page 242:
      Did that make her a good judge of character, or a fool who was letting her hoo-ha do her thinking for her?
    • 2009, Lexi Ryan, Stilettos, Inc., page 163:
      She didn't want to lose their childish battle of wills, but neither did she want some parasite swimming up her hoo-ha.
    • 2010, Dee Tenorio, All Or Nothing, page 54:
      His mother later expressed disappointment that she'd been wrong, but by then, Belinda had a butterfly on her hoo-ha.


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