- (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 hurray
He only spoke in time, for in the excitement the men were about to hurray.Begumbagh
George Manville Fenn
Hurray,” cried Frank, “one of your fleet must have recaptured it.The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards
Youve nothing to say at all but only harden your heart and shout, Hurray, my boys!Mothwise
But even as the hurray ascended the side of the cliff, so did the rope.Ross Grant Tenderfoot
This time we were off, and when I realized it I said "Hurray!"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium
hooray (huːˈreɪ) or hurray (hʊˈreɪ)
- a cheer of joy, victory, etc
- to shout "hurrah"
Word Origin and History for hurray
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).