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EtymologyEdit

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

  • Alteration of huzzah. This is however questionable.
  • From hurra in German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian, húrra in Icelandic, hoera in Dutch.

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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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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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