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huzzah

or huz·za

[huh-zah]
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interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation, etc.) hurrah!
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noun
  1. the exclamation “huzzah.”
  2. an instance of giving praise or applause; accolade: The newspaper's review was one big huzzah for the new movie.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to shout “huzzah.”
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verb (used with object)
  1. to salute with huzzahs.
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Origin of huzzah

1565–75; variant of earlier hussa, hissa sailors' cry; see hoise
Related formsun·huz·zahed, adjective
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huzzah

interjection, noun, verb
  1. an archaic word for hurrah
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Word Origin

C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for huzza

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

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