What does Awooga mean?

Awooga refers to an onomatopoetic slang expression, mimicking the howl of a wolf, or an old-school car horn, used for expressing a maddening desire directed toward a woman, that turns a man batshit crazy.

“Awooga” had appeared in numerous contexts and forms over the years, with many variations like “ahooga” or “aooga” getting dropped in cartoons and films.

Recently, the term has been also the base for a popular copypasta, that sets up the tone of meeting a maddeningly hot woman, only to approach her with a mediocre pickup line.



What's the origin of Awooga?

Most sources cite Tex Avery Screwball as the creator of “Awooga” as the term may be heard in his 1943 animation, Red Hot Riding Hood.

In this modern reimagining of the classic story, the wolf is exclaiming the word madly after seeing an attractive Little Red Riding Hood performing on stage.

Since that time, “Awooga” and its derivatives hadhave appeared in numerous sources like animations and films, becoming the catchphrase of John Fashanu, host of the series Gladiators, with many citing him as the creator of the expression.

Spread & Usage

How did Awooga spread?

The first Urban Dictionary entry, containing “Awooga” was written on July 12th, 2003, with many other definitions having been written since then.

“Awooga” became a popular sensation online, especially on social media sites, where men would spam various copypastas, containing the catchphrase under the photos of women.
These copypastas have grown rampant on sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as Reddit and 4chan.

“Awooga” is a very expressive term, which highlights all the primal emotions, that flare up in a man, while meeting a desirable woman.

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