Definitions

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  • interjection Alternative spelling of hurrah.
  • verb transitive, intransitive To cheer with a "hurray".

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr. Chinoy shouts "hurray" at this turn, which he interprets as the administration's last-ditch attempt to atone for six wasted years.

    Fights and Flight

  • By the way, "Hurray for X" isn't really as similar as Dong thinks, since "hurray" has rarely been used in any way except as an interjection...and interjections do tend to appear either alone or in isolated phrases, none of which take verb-like objects as Dong's other examples do.

    languagehat.com: ENGLISH SENTENCES WITHOUT OVERT GRAMMATICAL SUBJECTS.

  • McDaniel said there wasn't any yelling "hurray" or any other excitement when the prisoners were told they were to be released.

    McDaniel, Norman A.

  • The great barn was blazing furiously, and the tired men busily engaged wetting the thatch upon the gable end of the farm-house, upon which great flakes of fire kept falling; while others were hard at work dragging the furniture out of the doors and windows, and bearing it to a place of safety, when there was heard a distant "hurray," and then came the pattering sound of galloping horses, and the rattle of wheels.

    Hollowdell Grange Holiday Hours in a Country Home

  • But there is something horrifically unsettling, duplicitous, ironic and nauseating to the pitiful sight of watching all the deep pocket privateers voting 'hurray' with their money when the government calvary charges in to rescue them from their own avarice.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • But there is something horrifically unsettling, duplicitous, ironic and nauseating to the pitiful sight of watching all the deep pocket privateers voting 'hurray' with their money when the government calvary charges in to rescue them from their own avarice.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • But there is something horrifically unsettling, duplicitous, ironic and nauseating to the pitiful sight of watching all the deep pocket privateers voting 'hurray' with their money when the government calvary charges in to rescue them from their own avarice.

    Blogging Change

  • "hurray", but for some reason I want to curse. said eev [ru].

    Global Voices Online

  • Neil said it went down well with the audience, so hurray for all of us who participated:

    The real power of online communities « One Size Fits One

  • It is really getting annoying how they keep singing repeal when they really mean hurray.

    Think Progress » Forgetting His Attacks On The Netroots, O’Reilly Says Media Are Using ‘Nuts’ To ‘Brand’ Tea Party As ‘Racists

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