huzzah

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely originally a hoisting cry [from 1570s], possibly related to hoise. Compare possibly cognate Swedish hissa (to hoist; huzzah).

"Huzzah" on a sign at a Fourth of July celebration

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /həˈzɑː/
    Rhymes: -ɑː
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Interjection[edit]

huzzah

  1. (nautical, dated) Used as a call for coordinated physical effort, as in hoisting.
  2. (literary, poetic, sometimes humorous) Used as a cheer indicating exaltation, enjoyment or approval.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

huzzah (plural huzzahs)

  1. A cheer often associated with sailors, shouted by a group in praise of a thing or event.

Verb[edit]

huzzah (third-person singular simple present huzzahs, present participle huzzahing, simple past and past participle huzzahed)

  1. To cheer with a huzzah sound.
    • 1891, in Littell's living age, volume 191, page 260:
      In the course of his table-talk, during the French war, the ex-chancellor once remarked that, though the Prussian people huzza'd and beclapped their great Frederick when alive, []
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