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holla

[hol-uh] /ˈhɒl ə/
interjection
1.
(used as an informal greeting.)
2.
(an informal exclamation of enthusiasm, joy, etc.)
3.
(used especially during a hunt) hallo.
4.
Obsolete. cease! halt!
Also, hollo [hol-oh] /ˈhɒl oʊ/ (Show IPA).
Origin of holla
1500-1550
1500-50; < Middle French hola, equivalent to ho ‘ahoy’ + la ‘there’
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Word Origin and History for holla

as a command to "stop, cease," 1520s, from French holà (15c.). As a command to get attention, from 1580s. As an urban slang form of holler (v.) and meaning "greet, shout out to," it was in use by 2003.

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