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Definition of "yoicks" []

  • Used as a hunting cry to urge hounds after a fox. (interjection)
  • A cry used by huntsmen to urge on the hounds to the fox (exclamation)

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Use "yoicks" in a sentence
  • "There was a Rugby scrum in the refectory, and hunting-men cried the "View halloo!" and shouted "Yoicks! yoicks!" ..."
  • "We'll go out and get what's coming to us from a farmer; and then yoicks! and away. '"
  • "Don't let him slip through your fingers for a day; hunt him from lodging to lodging, from tavern to tavern, into jail and out of jail -- tantivy, yoicks, hark-forward!"