Definition of whoa ho in English:

whoa ho

exclamation

  • 1Used as a command to a horse or other draft animal to stop or stand still, or to a person to stop or desist.

  • 2Used to express pleasure, surprise, interest, etc.

noun

  • An utterance of ‘whoa ho’.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From whoa + ho or ho.

Pronunciation

whoa ho

/ˌwəʊ ˈhəʊ/