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rah

[rah] /rɑ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of encouragement to a player or team.)
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; short for hurrah
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British Dictionary definitions for rah

rah

/rɑː/
interjection
1.
(informal, mainly US) short for hurrah
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Word Origin and History for rah

in cheers, 1870, a shortening of hurrah. Adjective rah-rah is attested from 1907, originally indicating college life generally, later enthusiastic cheerleading.

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Referred with Amendments House [of Representatives]
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