from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. Alternative spelling of huzzah.
  • n. Alternative spelling of huzzah.
  • v. Alternative spelling of huzzah.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shout of huzza; a cheer; a hurrah.
  • interj. A word used as a shout of joy, exultation, approbation, or encouragement.
  • intransitive v. To shout huzza; to cheer.
  • transitive v. To receive or attend with huzzas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Variants of hurrah. Sometimes huzzay.
  • Same as hurrah.
  • Same as hurrah.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • 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.

    A Woman's Journey Round the World

  • 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.

    The Canadian Brothers, or the Prophecy Fulfilled a Tale of the Late American War — Complete

  • "huzza," every one at the same time waving his hat.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • 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.

    The Abbot

  • 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 Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • 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.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Wheeler shouted out “Huzza!” as did a number of the little blackguard boys of Grumpley: who, to be sure, would huzza for anything.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • 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.

    The Book of Snobs


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  • Thanks, bilby! My edition lists exactly the same thing. :)

    September 7, 2008

  • "Said to have originally been the cry of the huzzars, or Hungarian light horse; but now the national shout of the English, both civil and miltary, in the sea phrase termed a cheer; to give three cheers being to huzza thrice."

    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 7, 2008

  • Also huzzah. Say, bilby, since you seem to have a different (earlier) version of this book, could you look up this word in it? I'm interested to see if it's there, and if so, under what spelling. :)

    September 7, 2008