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Etymology 1Edit

American variant of holla, hallo or hollo. Possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic oll-bhúir, pronounced h-oll-oor, meaning a terrific yell, a great roar. [1]

NounEdit

holler (plural hollers)

  1. A yell, shout.
    I heard a holler from over the fence.
  2. By extension, any communication to get somebody's attention.
    If you need anything, just give me a holler.
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VerbEdit

holler (third-person singular simple present hollers, present participle hollering, simple past and past participle hollered)

  1. (intransitive) To yell or shout.
    You can holler at your computer as much as you want, but it won't help anything.
  2. (transitive) To call out one or more words
  3. To complain, gripe
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cassidy, D: "How the Irish invented Slang", page 179, CounterPunch Press, 2007, →ISBN

Etymology 2Edit

Variation of hollow.

NounEdit

holler (plural hollers)

  1. (Southern US, Appalachia) Alternative form of hollow (small valley between mountains).

AdjectiveEdit

holler (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal, especially Southern US, Appalachia) Alternative form of hollow.
    the holler tree

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holler c (plural hollers, diminutive hollertje n)

  1. A (hurried) runner

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holler

  1. Comparative form of hol