hooray
I. variant of hurrah II. interjection also hurrah or hurray Etymology: perhaps from German hurra Date: 1686 — used to express joy, approval, or encouragement

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  • hooray — see HURRAH (Cf. hurrah) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hooray — ► EXCLAMATION 1) hurrah. 2) Austral./NZ goodbye …   English terms dictionary

  • hooray — [hoo rā′, hərā′, ho͞orā′] interj., n., vi., vt. var. of HURRAY …   English World dictionary

  • Hooray — n British a young upper class male, particularly one who indulges in offensive, rowdy, hearty and/or vacuous behaviour. This pejorative term arose in the late 1960s to describe the more exhibitionist members of a social subgroup which was later… …   Contemporary slang

  • hooray — hoo|ray [huˈreı, ˌhu:ˈreı] interjection [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from German hurra] shouted when you are very glad about something >hooray n →hip hip hooray at ↑hip3 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hooray — [[t]hʊre͟ɪ[/t]] EXCLAM People sometimes shout Hooray! when they are very happy and excited about something. hip hip hooray → see hip …   English dictionary

  • hooray — interjection shouted when you are very glad about something see also: hip hip hooray hip 2 hooray noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hooray — interjection 1. /həˈreɪ / (say huh ray), /huˈreɪ/ (say hooh ray) (an exclamation of joy, applause, or the like.) 2. /ˈhureɪ/ (say hoohray), /ˈureɪ/ (say oohray) Chiefly Qld and NSW goodbye. –verb (i) /həˈreɪ / (say huh ray), /huˈreɪ/ (say hooh… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hooray! — int An interjection of celebration. Hooray! I just won the lottery! 1890s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hooray — int. 1 = HURRAH. 2 Austral. & NZ goodbye. Phrases and idioms: Hooray Henry Brit. sl. a rich ineffectual young man, esp. one who is fashionable, extroverted, and conventional. Etymology: var. of HURRAH …   Useful english dictionary

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