To shout or cry ‘yoick!’. Also with object: to encourage or urge on (a hound) by crying ‘yoick!’.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Bernard (1756–1828), actor and theatre manager. From yoick.
A call or cry used to urge on hounds.
A cry or exclamation of ‘yoick!’.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Polite Singer. Imitative.