Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shout out or greet casually.
  • interj. what's up; a greeting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. Hollo.
  • intransitive v. See hollo, v. i.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ho there! stop! hello! a call to some one at a distance, in order to attract attention, or an answer to one who hails.
  • To call; cry; shout “Holla!” See hollo.
  • To cry out; utter loudly.
  • n. A shout; a cry consisting of the interjection holla.

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

  • n. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Etymologies

From holler (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If we're going to claim the use of the word holla is racist, then we've got a hell of a lot of work to do in this society.

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  • | Reply | Permalink seriously. no one's too worried about her stealing a few RXs, but if she thinks she's getting away with pilfering recipes? holla, that is a serious crime.

    McCain Camp Cribs Recipe For Cindy -- Again!

  • Let's give a holla (look I used "holla") to the Lord, who saved me from a panic attack about this upcoming exam earlier and has helped me to go from one hour per practice problem to a half hour per practive problem and a very short but useful outline.

    My titles get worse and worse so why even try?

  • Ef I had killed him down to the brush at his tail eend, he could'nt ha 'holla'd more.

    The Wigwam and the Cabin. By the Author of "The Yemassee," "Guy Rivers," &c. Second Series

  • At Spread Love, guys didn't "holla" at ladies, they addressed them: "Excuse me, sister" replaced "What up, shawty?"

    Creative Loafing Atlanta

  • Tyler Bray is the new Casey Clausen, in that he wears flat bills, goes to the club every night with his hood up, says "holla" unironically, and spends all his time facebooking girls he doesn't know for action.

    Every Day Should Be Saturday

  • TB: My favorite was the "holla" kid - aka, Pat Ford.

    The Clog

  • Cry 'holla' to thy tongue, I prithee; it curvets unseasonably.

    As You Like It

  • Senior Geography student Melissa Gordon introduced the band and was an emphatic host for much of the afternoon, shouting at students to "holla" at the day's different happenings.

    Golden Gate [X]pReSS

  • The online caroling contest challenged teens to rewrite and perform (or "holla") traditional holiday carols with new lyrics about smart driving.

    Local News from Gadsden Times

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  • ETYMOLOGY: slang alteration of hello.
    PART OF SPEECH: verb
    DEFENITION: Holla is a slang word for hello. It’s a salutation or greeting in the English language; to call someone up. This is a very informal way of greeting someone. This is more like a way to say hi to very close friends. Holla would not be a very appropriate way to salute family or business people. People use this word mostly in the streets.

    Quotes: “Holla if you need me you always gon’ be my boo”- http://www.directlyrics.com/trey-songz-holla-if-you-need-me-lyrics.html

    “Holla Back DC!”
    http://hollabackdc.wordpress.com/

    July 14, 2010