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Yee Haw was used by farmers walking behind a plow, being pulled by the plow animal(s) in the old days. It was used to instruct the animals to turn to the left or to the right. When the farmer plowing the field hollered "Yee" (or "Hee") the animals were trained to turn to the "near side" (the left), when the farmer hollered "Haw" the animal(s) pulling the plow turned to the "far side" (the right side). Thus country folk came to be know for calling out Yee! Haw!, or Hee! Haw!
Yeehaw or Yee-haw is an interjection expressing joy or exuberance and is stereotypically associated with Cowboys in various portrayals of the American Old West in the Western genre of film, television, radio, and literature in the 20th Century. It is also the Mikasuki word for wolf.
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