- to cry aloud; shout; yell: Quit hollering into the phone.
- to shout or yell (something): He hollered insults back into the saloon.
- a loud cry used to express pain or surprise, to attract attention, to call for help, etc.
Origin of holler1
- a hollow.
Origin of holler2
Related Words for hollersquawk, wail, roar, cry, screech, yap, hoot, complain, whoop, cheer, bawl, shriek, scream, howl, squeal, bellow, yelp, vociferate, call, shrill
Examples from the Web for holler
Contemporary Examples of holler
“The incoming Republican majority in the Senate was built on opposition to executive amnesty,” said Holler.The Coming GOP Freakout Over Immigration
November 20, 2014
As advertised, Holler is not autobiographical in the same way that the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein are not autobiographical.Broadway Was Made for Tupac
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Marcyliena Morgan
July 7, 2014
And Holler If Ya Hear Me boasts some very fun redecorated Tupac tunes.The Tupac Musical Hits Broadway: Kenny Leon’s ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Is Crazy, Silly Fun
June 19, 2014
The mainstream Tupac musical Holler If Ya Hear Me is, in some ways, an act of defiance for the poet-actor-musician Saul Williams.
Williams first got a call about Holler If Ya Hear Me in April.
Historical Examples of holler
Caught him in a clearin' 'bout two miles back o' the Holler.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Some folks are made to live in a holler tree, like me; some ain't.
So 't you ain't goin' to say it's all holler an' empty, this world.
He did not do much when he got to the fire but stand around and “holler.”A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs
And, long as you do know they're holler, you can keep a watch on 'em.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
- to shout or yell (something)
- a shout; call
Word Origin for holler
1690s, American English, variant of hollo (1540s) "to shout," especially "to call to the hounds in hunting," related to hello. Cf. colloquial yeller for yellow, etc. As a style of singing (originally Southern U.S.), first recorded 1936. Related: Hollered; hollering. As a noun, from 1896, earlier hollar (1825).