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Definition of "heigh-ho" [heigh•-ho]

  • Used to express fatigue, mild surprise, boredom, disappointment, or sometimes exultation. (interjection)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heigh-ho" in a sentence
  • "Florimel not a name I care for, but heigh-ho is a mad, mad girl."
  • "I seem to be alone in my lack of patriotism, but heigh-ho."
  • "It is like a fairy-tale, I said, tying the last of my laces and checking my face in the mirror—my cheeks were flushed pink, not enough powder, but heigh-ho."