- (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 huzzah
Loud and in time, regular as a beat in music, came the Huzzah!The Long Roll
A shout from the troops—a huzzah, timed and perfunctory, but general.The Ship Dwellers
Albert Bigelow Paine
His troops went across the field, through the waving corn with a huzzah.Following the Flag
Charles Carleton Coffin
The yell of the Highlanders was in their ears, and the huzzah of the English soldiers, as they dashed upon the retreating foe.French and English
Emptying the last stone from his knapsack, Bertrand imagines the huzzah of battle to have cleared this forest glade.The Land of Look Behind
Paul Cameron Brown
- an archaic word for hurrah
C16: of unknown origin
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