Yoicks

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • interj Yoicks (Hunting) A cry of encouragement to foxhounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yoicks An old fox-hunting cry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • interj Yoicks yō′iks an old fox-hunting cry
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Usage

In literature:

We'll go out and get what's coming to us from a farmer; and then yoicks!
"The Gentle Grafter" by O. Henry
The party of horsemen hallooed: Mr. George yoicked.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
In fact one might go so far as to say Yoicks!
"The Red Thumb Mark" by R. Austin Freeman
Associated Words: quarry, game, poaching, poacher, mort, yoicks, hoicks.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Brother started to yell 'Yoicks!
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
Frostyface's 'Yoicks, wind him!
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
He was the first M.F.H., and having an impediment in his speech he originated the expression, Yoicks!
"A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay
The crash of a fall mingled with his gay 'Yoicks forre'd!
"Voices in the Night" by Flora Annie Steel
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