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adjective Informal.
  1. marked by or expressive of ardently enthusiastic spirit: a group of rah-rah undergraduates; a rah-rah attitude.

Origin of rah-rah

1910–15, Americanism; reduplication of rah
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Related Words for rah-rah

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

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Contemporary Examples of rah-rah

Historical Examples of rah-rah

  • From a crowd of rah-rah college boys celebrating a crew victory, a policeman had managed to extract two prisoners.

    Toaster's Handbook

    Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers

  • And if you catch her chewing gum, or flirting with a rah-rah chum, then take a strap and make things hum, Wilhelmina!

  • And where Phelps leads with his baton of birch most of the other drovers of rah-rah boys follow.

    A Book of Prefaces

    H. L. Mencken

British Dictionary definitions for rah-rah


  1. informal, mainly US like or marked by boisterous and uncritical enthusiasm and excitement

Word Origin for rah-rah

C20: a reduplication of rah
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