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What’s the Meaning of Atta Boy?

What’s the Meaning of Atta Boy?

Attaboy is short for “that a boy” it just means, “there ya go” or “that’s the spirit!” It’s more a response than a statement by itself. It is used to cheer on somebody and to express enthusiastic encouragement or approval to a boy.

If someone would say, “After careful consideration, I think I’ll go anyway” and the response would be: “atta boy!” It’s an exclamation which is sort of old hat. That is the reason you will see it in literature and old movies. It’s not really used anymore.

Content for this question contributed by Ray Holoway, resident of Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas, USA