- (used as an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation, etc.) hurrah!
- the exclamation “huzzah.”
- an instance of giving praise or applause; accolade: The newspaper's review was one big huzzah for the new movie.
- to shout “huzzah.”
- to salute with huzzahs.
Origin of huzzah
1565–75; variant of earlier hussa, hissa sailors' cry; see hoise
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Examples from the Web for huzza
A huzza from the opposite side answered his own shout of triumph.The Plant Hunters
The cry is up to the hub, down with the bank, huzza for the party!
The Soldiers pass out, bearing Samuel and shouting, "Huzza!"Shorter Bible Plays
The mob adore and huzza him, and so they did at the first instant.Life and Times of Her Majesty Caroline Matilda, Vol. I (of III)
C. F. Lachelles Wraxall
(he pulls the rope forcibly down, and hangs Jack Ketch) Huzza!Punch and Judy
Willliam J. Judd
- an archaic word for hurrah
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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