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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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Related Words

cheer, yell, encouragement, whoopee, yay, hurray, huzza, rah-rah, yippee

Examples from the Web for huzzaed

Historical Examples

  • All three huzzaed loudly, and for a moment forgot the peril of their position.

    The Boy Hunters

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • The crowd continued all night in the outer court of the Abbey, and huzzaed every time the Prince appeared at the window.

  • The men immediately took up their arms, huzzaed their chief, and began to march.

  • He looked weary and completely crushed, but the others whooped and huzzaed.

    The Song of Songs

    Hermann Sudermann

  • They tossed their caps in the air, they huzzaed, and proceeded towards the smack.


British Dictionary definitions for huzzaed

huzzah

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

C16: of unknown origin
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