October 14, 2007

attaboy

Posted in verb at 6:12 pm by Feng

attaboy — (informal) from common pronunciation of “that’s the boy!”; used as a cheer of encouragement or approval. [dict]

On “Two and a half man”, this phrase is used frequently in conversations. For example, Charlie’s Mum tends to say “Attaboy” whenever Charlie does something that pleases her. I didn’t get the spelling of this word until today.

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1 Comment »

  1. Someguy said,

    “Attaboy” is a word that was derived from “that’s a boy” which is an idiom that means “good job; good attitude; that is correct”.


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