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huzzah

or huz·za

[huh-zah]
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interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation, etc.) hurrah!
noun
  1. the exclamation “huzzah.”
  2. an instance of giving praise or applause; accolade: The newspaper's review was one big huzzah for the new movie.
verb (used without object)
  1. to shout “huzzah.”
verb (used with object)
  1. to salute with huzzahs.

Origin of huzzah

1565–75; variant of earlier hussa, hissa sailors' cry; see hoise
Related formsun·huz·zahed, adjective
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huzzah

interjection, noun, verb
  1. an archaic word for hurrah

Word Origin

C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for huzza

also huzzah, 1570s, originally a sailor's shout of exaltation, encouragement, or applause. Perhaps originally a hoisting cry.

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