(used to express amazement, satisfaction, excitement, etc.)
the exclamation “ooh.”.
verb (used without object)
to utter or exclaim “ooh.”.
ooh and aah, to exclaim in wonder or admiration:
The crowds oohed and aahed at the spectacular fireworks.
an exclamation of surprise, pleasure, pain, etc
exclamation of pain, surprise, wonder, etc., 1916. Combined with aah from 1953. Ooh-la-la, exclamation of surprise or appreciation, is attested 1924, from French and suggestive of the supposed raciness of the French.
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on one hand
- Ooh ah factor
noun phrase : Canham has dismissed notions that the university needs a big-name athletic director, an attribute referred to as the ”ooh, ah” factor (1980s+)
- Ooh and ah
verb phrase To express wonder, amazement, etc: the spectators oohed and aahed at the trapeze artist (1953+)
out of interest
noun A detestable, insipid person; nerd, wimp: Does even an ”ook” give out with a wolf whistle? (1940s+ Students)