- 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
Related Words for holleredsquawk, wail, roar, cry, screech, yap, hoot, complain, whoop, cheer, bawl, shriek, scream, howl, squeal, bellow, yelp, vociferate, call, shrill
Examples from the Web for hollered
Contemporary Examples of hollered
The crowd was full of drunk college kids who screamed and hollered through every song he tried to play.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador
May 30, 2012
“Leaked Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy,” hollered the headline on NYTimes.com.Why the WikiLeaks Drama Is Overblown
November 29, 2010
Patricia Field hollered across the set of the Sex and the City sequel early one morning during a break in filming.I Got Cast in Sex and the City
September 23, 2009
Historical Examples of hollered
And he hollered the first thing that "he wanted some of Hall's salve."Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 2.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
It came on me when I hollered to him, and, as a result of it, saw him vanish like a ghost.The Law-Breakers
I turned and floored a feller that was too pressing, and hollered it was all right too.Stories of a Western Town
It started me so, that I jest ketched hold of Josiah and hollered.The Universal Reciter
And you look now as if somebody's ghost had riz and hollered 'Boo!'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).