- (used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)
- to shout “hurrah.”
- an exclamation of “hurrah.”
- hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
- a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration: We celebrated the centennial with a three-day hurrah.
- last/final hurrah, a final moment or occasion of glory or achievement: The new play will be her last hurrah as an actress before she retires.
Origin of hurrah
Examples from the Web for hurrah
If an editor at the paper will speak up for journalistic ethics, hurrah.James Taranto, Heckler?
January 31, 2013
I pointed into the bushes with signs of "Hurrah, it's Wahb."A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
The place was cold as a barn, an' it looked like a hurrah's nest.Meadow Grass
I'm just as likely to wave my hat and hurrah as I am to do anything.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
I fired and was reloading my gun, when I heard a hurrah behind me.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
Charles Carleton Coffin
Recently the filly shied, took the bit in her teeth and—hurrah, boys!The Paliser case
hooray (huːˈreɪ) or hurray (hʊˈreɪ)
- a cheer of joy, victory, etc
- to shout "hurrah"
Word Origin and History for hurrah
1680s, alteration of huzza, similar to shouts recorded in German, Danish, Swedish. Perhaps picked up during Thirty Years' War. Hurra was said to be the battle-cry of Prussian soldiers during the War of Liberation (1812-13). Hooray is its popular form and is almost as old. Also hurray (1780); hurroo (1824); hoorah (1798).