holler

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Etymology 1[edit]

American variant of holla, hallo or hollo. Possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic oll-bhúir, pronounced h-oll-oor, meaning a terrific yell, a great roar. [1]

Noun[edit]

holler (plural hollers)

  1. A yell, shout.
    I heard a holler from over the fence.
  2. By extension, any communication to get somebody's attention.
    If you need anything, just give me a holler.
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Verb[edit]

holler (third-person singular simple present hollers, present participle hollering, simple past and past participle hollered)

  1. (intransitive) To yell or shout.
    You can holler at your computer as much as you want, but it won't help anything.
  2. (transitive) To call out one or more words
  3. To complain, gripe
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cassidy, D: "How the Irish invented Slang", page 179, CounterPunch Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-904859-60-4

Etymology 2[edit]

Variation of hollow.

Noun[edit]

holler (plural hollers)

  1. (Southern US, Appalachia) Alternative form of hollow (small valley between mountains).

Adjective[edit]

holler (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal, chiefly Southern US, Appalachia) Alternative form of hollow..
    the holler tree

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

holler c (plural hollers, diminutive hollertje n)

  1. A (hurried) runner

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Adjective[edit]

holler

  1. Comparative form of hol