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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Possibly adopted from German hurra, itself of uncertain origin, or possibly an alteration of huzzah.

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hurrah

  1. Expressing approval, appreciation, or happiness.

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hurrah (plural hurrahs)

  1. A cheer; a cry of hurrah!.

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hurrah (third-person singular simple present hurrahs, present participle hurrahing, simple past and past participle hurrahed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To give a hurrah (to somebody).
    • 2007 January 14, Winnie Hu, “Equal Cheers for Boys and Girls Draw Some Boos”, in New York Times[1]:
      Boys’ basketball boosters say something is missing in the stands at away games, cheerleaders resent not being able to meet their rivals on the road, and even female basketball players being hurrahed are unhappy.