American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To yell or shout.
- v. Informal To complain.
- v. To shout out (words or phrases). See Synonyms at shout.
- n. A yell or shout; a call.
- n. Informal A complaint or gripe.
- adj. Chiefly Upper Southern U.S. Variant of hollow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common vulgar form of hollo.
- n. A yell, shout.
- n. By extension, any communication to get somebody's attention.
- v. intransitive To yell or shout.
- v. transitive To call out one or more words
- v. To complain, gripe
- n. In South Midland and Southern (dialects of American English), a hollow.
- n. A rural road in the Appalachians in the U.S.A.
- n. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
- v. complain.
- v. shout out
- v. utter a sudden loud cry
- n. a small valley between mountains
- American variant of holla or hallo. Possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic oll-bhúir, pronounced h-oll-oor, meaning a terrific yell, a great roar. (Wiktionary)
- From obsolete hollo, hail!, stop!; see hello. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But apparently a "holler" is just a "hollow" – a valley between mountains – in West Virginia.”
“But the opener did turn a bit testy in the eighth inning when Grant Balfour hit J.D. Drew in the right shoulder with a high fastball, prompting a few Red Sox to holler from the bench.”
“But the opener did turn a bit testy in the eighth when Grant Balfour hit J.D. Drew in the right shoulder with a high fastball, prompting a few Red Sox to holler from the bench.”
“Some folks want to conserve energy and avoid making the trek to the 4th floor walk-up apartment, so they will just holler from the street below.”
“His mother (?) and another 40-something woman were helping him carry things down the stairs, as were two teenaged girls -- one of which I would surely recognize if she were to holler from the stairwell (where the acoustics promise hearty echos), HEY, BRADLEY IS PISSING IN THE PARKING LOT!”
“Then claim your title or holler at the guard so you can conduct your business elsewhere.”
“Also: I have a friend who is a casting director and he said that he spent all of Wednesday looking for "holler" Canadians with weird flat faces.”
“Similar to the posting by Jeff4066, "Fair to middlin '" was a common response to, "How are you?" in my hometown, and I was in college before it was really driven home that "holler" isn't proper English for "large ditch, etc ...”
“That's why we put that it's in a 'holler' in the mountains.”
“Some of these 'holler' people -- because they are insular and clannish, and they don't leave their area -- there is literally inbreeding, and the people there often have a different kind of look.”
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