- (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 hurrahing
The hurrahing was tremendous, and the shouts of laughter were tremendous too.
About sunset some one going by heard a loud screaming and hurrahing.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
I guess everybody felt like hurrahing when we piled on to the cars.American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt
“May we all be hurrahing this time next week,” returned Andrews.Chasing an Iron Horse
If you had buried two husbands who had served in the war, you would be hurrahing, too.Jokes For All Occasions
hooray (huːˈreɪ) or hurray (hʊˈreɪ)
- a cheer of joy, victory, etc
- to shout "hurrah"
Word Origin and History for hurrahing
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).