- another term for winged elm
Late 18th century perhaps from Creek ahá-hwa ‘walnut’.
A North American burning bush.
Euonymus atropurpurea, family Celastraceae
Mid 19th century from Dakota, literally ‘arrow wood’.
A large predatory tropical marine fish of the mackerel family, prized as a game fish.
Acanthocybium solanderi, family Scombridae‘Weeds in blue water attract significant numbers of sailfish and wahoo during the summer months.’
- ‘By the time you reboard each evening, chef Charlie Wang will have your pan-seared wahoo waiting.’
- ‘Skewered chunks of wahoo, a firm, white fish, come in a garlicky scampi butter that turns them irresistible.’
- ‘Offshore, the marlin chased our baits without committing themselves further, but we caught some super wahoo.’
- ‘The three recently took turns ‘handballing’ the rod aboard Krepp's boat the Tracey Ann to haul in a 40 kg wahoo.’
Early 20th century of unknown origin.
- ‘Wouldn't it be dreamy to hold on to the water-park wahoo of summer… all year round?’
- ‘Consumer confidence and spending are down - wahoo!’
- ‘He took a step backward and plunged down an open deck hatch, disappearing from sight with one last ‘wahoo!’’
1940s probably a natural exclamation.