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See also: ōhō
- Expressing surprise or gloating realisation; aha.
- 1880, Lucy Bethia Walford, Troublesome Daughters:
- "There is Kate, taking no heed of anybody; sensible old darling — she goes at her tea and cake — Oho! she has not touched them!"
- 1914, Rupert Hughes, What Will People Say?:
- "Oho, my boy, that's the woman who keeps you here! Mrs. Neff hinted at it, but I wouldn't believe it till I had it from you."
- 1988, Thomas Flanagan, The Tenants of Time:
- "Oho," he said, "a vile thing to say. It is. I am losing check upon my tongue, it is running free like a riderless horse. And I don't give a damn. I can say at last what I wanted for years to say, years of being politic and demure. No longer."
- 1997, Bruce A Shuman, Beyond the library of the future:
- "Oho! Now I see where he's going with this, Frank thinks. Would have seen it earlier if I hadn't been so tired."
- oops, whoops-a-daisy (acknowledgment of minor mistake)
- wow, whoa, oh, ooh, ay, chihuahua (an indication of excitement or surprise)