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EtymologyEdit

Unknown, first attested in the late 17th c. Possible etymologies:

  • Alteration of huzzah. This is however questionable.
  • From Turkic war cry урра(urra), which means encircle or surround in Tatar, made its way to Slavic languages as ура́(urá) in the 12th–13th centuries, and later to the Germanic languages: hurra in German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian and húrra in Icelandic.

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hooray

  1. Used to express approval, joy or victory.
    Lizzie has broken a world record, and is now an Olympic medallist! – Hooray!

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NounEdit

hooray ‎(plural hoorays)

  1. A shout to signify victory.
  2. An expression of excitement.

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hooray ‎(third-person singular simple present hoorays, present participle hooraying, simple past and past participle hoorayed)

  1. To shout an expression of excitement.

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