- (used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)
- to shout “hurrah.”
- an exclamation of “hurrah.”
- hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
- a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration: We celebrated the centennial with a three-day hurrah.
- last/final hurrah, a final moment or occasion of glory or achievement: The new play will be her last hurrah as an actress before she retires.
Origin of hurrah
Examples from the Web for hoorah
I've taken all comers 'twixt Hoorah and Hackenny, and he ain't let me down yet.
Now here's all this hoorah about his bein' put up for Congress!Heart's Desire
Well, if the hoorah had started there 'stead of here there'd be dead people now back of us more'n there is now.The Covered Wagon
"It ain't wuth a hoorah in a hen-pen if it ain't run as a tavern," stated the Cap'n.
- a variant of hurrah
- Also: hooroo (huːˈruː) Australian and NZ goodbye; cheerio
hooray (huːˈreɪ) or hurray (hʊˈreɪ)
- a cheer of joy, victory, etc
- to shout "hurrah"
Word Origin and History for hoorah
1680s, alteration of huzza, similar to shouts recorded in German, Danish, Swedish. Perhaps picked up during Thirty Years' War. Hurra was said to be the battle-cry of Prussian soldiers during the War of Liberation (1812-13). Hooray is its popular form and is almost as old. Also hurray (1780); hurroo (1824); hoorah (1798).