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[hoo-rey] /hʊˈreɪ/
interjection, verb (used without object), noun
Also, hoorah
[hoo-rah] /hʊˈrɑ/ (Show IPA)
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  • It's the first time I've been counted in on any of this hooray stuff, and I can't say I hated it.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • hooray for Italy, say I, and a good riddance to smoky old London!

  • Silas flung his cap into the furthest corner, with a shout of “hooray!”

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Tubby at this moment had difficulty in suppressing a shout of “hooray!”

    The Boy Scouts' Mountain Camp

    John Henry Goldfrap
  • hooray, I feel I can eat and drink and be merrier than Ive been for a month.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • It was no more, with him, "Away daown Saouth in a few days—hooray!"

British Dictionary definitions for hooray


interjection, noun, verb
a variant of hurrah
(Austral & NZ) Also hooroo (huːˈruː). goodbye; cheerio
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Word Origin and History for hooray

see hurrah.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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