First attested in the late 17th C. Unknown
|alteration of huzzah. This is however questionable. Another plausible etymology is from Turkic war cry урра (urra), which means encircle or surround in Tatar, made its way to Slavic languages as ура (urá) in 12-13 century, and later to the Germanic languages: hurra in German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian and húrra in Icelandic.|
elated expression of approval
- hip hip hooray
- hip hip hurrah
hooray (plural hoorays)
- A shout to signify victory.
- An expression of excitement.
a shout to signify victory
an expression of excitement
- To shout an expression of excitement.
to shout an expression of excitement
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