Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- interj. alternative spelling of huzzah.
- n. alternative spelling of huzzah.
- v. alternative spelling of huzzah.
GNU Webster's 1913
- interj. A word used as a shout of joy, exultation, approbation, or encouragement.
- n. A shout of
huzza; a cheer; a hurrah.
- v. To shout huzza; to cheer.
- v. To receive or attend with huzzas.
“He was answered by one gallant "huzza" from the line, repeated by the thousands and tens of thousands who now moved before and around us.”
“One of the passengers had brought with him a bottle or two of champagne to celebrate the event: the corks sprang gaily in the air, and with a joyful "huzza," the health of the new hemisphere was drunk.”
“Pierced by many balls, which the American rifleman had immediately directed at him, he fell dying within ten feet of the British line, brandishing his sword and faintly shouting a "huzza," that was answered by his companions with the fierce spirit of men stung to new exertion, and determined to avenge his fall.”
“huzza," every one at the same time waving his hat.”
“There were more shouts of “huzza”; Hancock officially dissolved the convention, and the delegates retired to the senate chamber for an “elegant repast” provided by a group of Bostonians.84 There was punch and good Madeira to drink with thirteen toasts—including one that hoped the “candour” and “liberality” of the Massachusetts minority would prevail in every state of the union.”
“There was a loud laugh and huzza when the doors were opened; but, contrary to what might have been expected, no crowd of enraged assailants rushed into the church.”
“Edinburgh, was charged as haveing been at the Nether – Bow, after the gates were shutt, with a Lochaber-ax or halbert in his hand, and haveing begun a huzza, marched upon the head of the mob towards the Guard.”
“The huzza of the rioters was answered by a shout wild and desperate as their own, the cry, namely, of the imprisoned felons, who, expecting to be liberated in the general confusion, welcomed the mob as their deliverers.”
“Wheeler shouted out “Huzza!” as did a number of the little blackguard boys of Grumpley: who, to be sure, would huzza for anything.”
“Let us too turn away silently, nor huzza like a parcel of school-boys, because some big young rebel suddenly starts up and whops the schoolmaster.”
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Citation: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, unabridged from the original 1811 edition, with a foreword by Max Harris. London: Bibliophile Books, 1984.
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