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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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Examples from the Web for huzzah

Historical Examples

  • Loud and in time, regular as a beat in music, came the Huzzah!

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • 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

    Evelyn Everett-Green

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for huzzah

huzzah

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

Word Origin

C16: of unknown origin
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