hooroosh

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Noun[edit]

hooroosh (plural not attested)

  1. (dated) A commotion.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, chapter 120, Moby-Dick:
      Oh, none but cowards send down their brain-trucks in tempest time. What a hooroosh aloft there!
    • Sir Ian Hamilton
      Under cover of a hooroosh by the Manchester, the Gurkhas have rushed a bluff 600 yards ahead of our line and are sticking to their winnings.