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huzzah

[huh-zah] /həˈzɑ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation, etc.) hurrah!
noun
2.
the exclamation “huzzah.”.
3.
an instance of giving praise or applause; accolade:
The newspaper's review was one big huzzah for the new movie.
verb (used without object)
4.
to shout “huzzah.”.
verb (used with object)
5.
to salute with huzzahs.
Also, huzza.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; variant of earlier hussa, hissa sailors' cry; see hoise
Related forms
unhuzzahed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for huzza

huzzah

/həˈzɑː/
interjection, noun, verb
1.
an archaic word for hurrah
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for huzza

also huzzah, 1570s, originally a sailor's shout of exaltation, encouragement, or applause. Perhaps originally a hoisting cry.

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