Attaboy



(used as an enthusiastic expression of encouragement or approval to a boy, man, or male animal.)
Contemporary Examples

He was censured by his colleagues in the House but given an “attaboy, Charlie!”
The Daily Beast 2010 Political Awards Samuel P. Jacobs December 20, 2010

Historical Examples

In the ominous silence a cracked voice yelped: “attaboy Fenton!”
Vulcan’s Workshop Harl Vincent

It will be observed that Mr. Burke has given his attaboy a “t” too many.
Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun

He did go and support the team, and enhance the glory of Zenith, by yelling “attaboy!”
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis

sentence substitute
(slang, mainly US) an expression of approval or exhortation

1909, probably from common pronunciation of “that’s the boy!” a cheer of encouragement or approval.

interjection

An exclamation of approval or encouragement; way to go

[fr that’s the boy]

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