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[huh-zah] /həˈzɑ/
(used as an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation, etc.) hurrah!
the exclamation “huzzah.”.
an instance of giving praise or applause; accolade:
The newspaper's review was one big huzzah for the new movie.
verb (used without object)
to shout “huzzah.”.
verb (used with object)
to salute with huzzahs.
Origin of huzzah
1565-75; variant of earlier hussa, hissa sailors' cry; see hoise
Related forms
unhuzzahed, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for huzzah
Historical Examples
  • A shout from the troops—a huzzah, timed and perfunctory, but general.

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • His troops went across the field, through the waving corn with a huzzah.

    Following the Flag Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Loud and in time, regular as a beat in music, came the huzzah!

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The yell of the Highlanders was in their ears, and the huzzah of the English soldiers, as they dashed upon the retreating foe.

    French and English Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Emptying the last stone from his knapsack, Bertrand imagines the huzzah of battle to have cleared this forest glade.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
British Dictionary definitions for huzzah


interjection, noun, verb
an archaic word for hurrah
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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