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- (nautical, dated) Used as a call for coordinated physical effort, as in hoisting.
- (literary, poetic, sometimes humorous) Used as a cheer indicating exaltation, enjoyment or approval.
- (hoisting cry): heave, heave-ho
- (cheer indicating enjoyment or approval): hooray, hurrah, hurray, see also Thesaurus:well done.
huzzah (plural huzzahs)
- A cheer often associated with sailors, shouted by a group in praise of a thing or event.
- (transitive, intransitive) To cheer (someone or something) with a huzzah sound.
- 1710 October 2 (Gregorian calendar), Joseph Addison, “The Whig-Examiner: No. 2. Thursday, September 21. [1710.]”, in The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; […], volume IV, London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], published 1721, OCLC 1056445272, page 339:
- Towns have been taken, and battles have been won; the mob has huzza'd round bonefires, the Stentor of the chappel has ſtrained his throat in the gallery, and the Stentor of S——m has deafned his audience from the pulpit.
- 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, […]