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  • n. An offensively loud-mouthed upper class man.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lively and ineffectual upper-class young man


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  • Walker told the host Gary Newbon, that when the head of BBC Sport told him in 1980 that Hunt was to be his co-commentator on Formula One, he was horrified, regarding his new partner as "a drunken Hooray Henry, which was not unreasonable because he was".

    On the scent of the Seventies with James Hunt and Barry Sheene

  • He now has the opportunity to follow in the tradition of the political hero he idolized in his youth, Margaret Thatcher, and do unto Britain's public health-care system, education system and poorest citizens exactly what he and his Champagne Charlie, Hooray Henry, Upper-Class Twit cronies did to Oxford's restaurants twenty years ago.

    Martin Lewis: UK Election Winner! Meet the New Toff (Same as the Old Toffs)

  • But people are willing to give an awful lot of latitude to because, of course, the awful circumstances of his mother's death and there's a great deal of residual sympathy for him, but still a knowledge that's he a bit of a goodtime boy, a Hooray Henry as we call him.

    CNN Transcript May 27, 2003

  • "They are followed of course by the Chuckle Brothers 'Winco Willie and Hooray Henry', both of whom need to use both hands to find their own arses."

    The Lone Voice

  • You think a toff, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, educated at Eton and Oxford, a Hooray Henry, is fit to occupy No 10 and dictate to the British working man?

    New Statesman

  • A nice wee puzzle for Hooray Henry when he comes back next term. "

    The Distant Echo


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