hoo-hah, hooha, hoohah
- interjection of admiration or astonishment
- hullabaloo, commotion
- "His new house? Hoo-ha!" (Rosten)
- "The stubbornness of the Zing bails is causing a hoo-ha at the cricket World Cup" (https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=291489)
- "The Time I Shaved My Hoo-Ha" (http://outmannedmommy.com/2014/03/13/the-time-i-shaved-my-hoo-ha/)
Languages of Origin
הו-האַ hu-ha 'hullabaloo'
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The interjection usage is more common among older Ashkenazic Jews. The "vagina" usage is not specifically Jewish.
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