holler

1 [hol-er]
verb (used without object)
1.
to cry aloud; shout; yell: Quit hollering into the phone.
verb (used with object)
2.
to shout or yell (something): He hollered insults back into the saloon.
noun
3.
a loud cry used to express pain or surprise, to attract attention, to call for help, etc.

Origin:
1690–1700, Americanism; variant of holla (see hallo)

Dictionary.com Unabridged

holler

2 [hol-er]
noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
a hollow.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To holler
Collins
World English Dictionary
holler (ˈhɒlə)
 
vb
1.  to shout or yell (something)
 
n
2.  a shout; call
 
[variant of C16 hollow, from holla, from French holà stop! (literally: ho there!)]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

holler
1699, Amer.Eng., var. of hollo (1542) "to shout," especially "to call to the hounds in hunting," related to hello. As a style of singing (originally Southern U.S.), first recorded 1936.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Holler at the top of your lungs on thrill rides including roller coasters and a giant swing.
Waving hats and ropes, the riders whoop and holler as they bring the herd together.
She rolls her r's with a percussive vengeance, and sometimes lets loose a raspy holler.
And the film makes a point of showing how its wheelchair athletes fight and whoop and holler as any other athletes might.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature