hurrah

[huh-rah, -raw]
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)
verb (used without object)
2.
to shout “hurrah.”
noun
3.
an exclamation of “hurrah.”
4.
hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
5.
a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration: We celebrated the centennial with a three-day hurrah.
Idioms
6.
last/final hurrah, a final moment or occasion of glory or achievement: The new play will be her last hurrah as an actress before she retires.
Also, hurray [huh-rey] , hooray, hoorah.


Origin:
1680–90; < German hurra

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hurrah, hooray or hurray (hʊˈrɑː, huːˈreɪ, hʊˈreɪ)
 
interj, —n
1.  a cheer of joy, victory, etc
 
vb
2.  to shout "hurrah"
 
[C17: probably from German hurra; compare huzzah]
 
hooray, hooray or hurray
 
interj, —n
 
vb
 
[C17: probably from German hurra; compare huzzah]
 
hurray, hooray or hurray
 
interj, —n
 
vb
 
[C17: probably from German hurra; compare huzzah]

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Word Origin & History

hurrah
1686, alteration of huzza, apparently infl. by similar shouts in Ger., Dan., Swed. May have been picked up during Thirty Years' War. According to Moriz Heyne, this was the battle-cry of Prussian soldiers during the War of Liberation (1812-13). Hooray is its popular form and is almost as old.
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Example sentences
Almost the grand stand and the crowd of thousands are one pair of legs and one
  voice standing up and yelling hurrah.
Perhaps the animal believes that a move will give him the chance for a brief
  last hurrah in some other troop.
Far from being the return of the big bonuses, this could be their last hurrah.
Let's have one last hurrah for summer and head to a seafood shack.
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