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DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of huzzah

1565–75; variant of earlier hussa, hissa sailors' cry; see hoise

OTHER WORDS FROM huzzah

un·huz·zahed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for huzzah

huzzah
/ (həˈzɑː) /

interjection, noun, verb

an archaic word for hurrah

Word Origin for huzzah

C16: of unknown origin
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