interjection, verb (used without object), noun

Also hoo·rah [hoo-rah] /hʊˈrɑ/.
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Related Words for hooray

exclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, shucks, er, ouch, rah, ah, egad, golly, hey, huh, jeepers

Examples from the Web for hooray

Contemporary Examples of hooray

Historical Examples of hooray

  • It's the first time I've been counted in on any of this hooray stuff, and I can't say I hated it.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

  • Hooray for Italy, say I, and a good riddance to smoky old London!

  • Silas flung his cap into the furthest corner, with a shout of “Hooray!”

    All's Well

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Tubby at this moment had difficulty in suppressing a shout of “hooray!”

  • Hooray, I feel I can eat and drink and be merrier than Ive been for a month.

    Under Cover

    Roi Cooper Megrue

British Dictionary definitions for hooray


interjection, noun, verb

a variant of hurrah


Also: hooroo (huːˈruː) Australian and NZ goodbye; cheerio
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Word Origin and History for hooray

see hurrah.

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