Origin of holla
Examples from the Web for holla
Here, Tommy, catch hold of him t'other side before he can holla.Tom Brown's School Days|Thomas Hughes
They saw Theseus and called to him, "Holla, tall stranger at the door, what is your will to-day?"
He was indeed a great master of this kind of vociferation, and had a holla proper for most occasions in life.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
Then Theseus shouted to him, "Holla, thou valiant Pine-bender, hast thou two fir-trees left for me?"
He meant he lived as far as a man's voice would carry with one yell and a holla.A Knight of the Cumberland|John Fox Jr.
Word Origin and History for holla
as a command to "stop, cease," 1520s, from French holà (15c.). As a command to get attention, from 1580s. As an urban slang form of holler (v.) and meaning "greet, shout out to," it was in use by 2003.