EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely originally a hoisting cry [from 1570s], possibly related to hoise. Compare possibly cognate Swedish hissa (to hoist; huzzah).

 
"Huzzah" on a sign at a Fourth of July celebration

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /həˈzɑː/
    Rhymes: -ɑː
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InterjectionEdit

huzzah

  1. (nautical, dated) Used as a call for coordinated physical effort, as in hoisting.
  2. (literary, poetic, sometimes humorous) Used as a cheer indicating exaltation, enjoyment or approval.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

huzzah (plural huzzahs)

  1. A cheer often associated with sailors, shouted by a group in praise of a thing or event.

VerbEdit

huzzah (third-person singular simple present huzzahs, present participle huzzahing, simple past and past participle huzzahed)

  1. To cheer with a huzzah sound.
    • 1891, in Littell's living age, volume 191, page 260:
      In the course of his table-talk, during the French war, the ex-chancellor once remarked that, though the Prussian people huzza'd and beclapped their great Frederick when alive, []
 
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