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1dated Used to attract attention.
archaic A seaman's chant used while hauling ropes or performing other strenuous work.
- ‘With a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of pop, organisers of Hull's international sea shanty festival are preparing to transform the city once again into a carnival of all things maritime.’
- ‘We had a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum on board somebody else's dreamily expensive yacht in the Caribbean.’
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