Origin of huzzah

1565–75; variant of earlier hussa, hissa sailors' cry; see hoise
Related formsun·huz·zahed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for huzza

huzzah

/ (həˈzɑː) /

interjection, noun, verb

an archaic word for hurrah

Word Origin for huzzah

C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for huzza

huzza


also huzzah, 1570s, originally a sailor's shout of exaltation, encouragement, or applause. Perhaps originally a hoisting cry.

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