Also found in: Idioms.


interj. Informal
Used to show encouragement or approval to a boy or man: Attaboy! That's the way to hit a home run!

[Alteration of That's the boy!]


sentence substitute
slang chiefly US an expression of approval or exhortation


(ˈæt əˌbɔɪ)

interj. Informal.
(used as an expression of encouragement or approval to a boy, man, or male animal.)
[1905–10, Amer.]


[ˈætəˌbɔɪ] EXCL (esp US) → ¡bravo!, ¡dale!


interj (esp US inf) → gut gemacht!
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