Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express joy, encouragement, or triumph.
  • noun A shout of “huzzah.”
  • noun A cheer.

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  • interjection nautical, dated Used as a call for coordinated physical effort, as in hoisting.
  • interjection archaic Used as a cheer indicating enjoyment or approval.
  • noun A cheer often associated with sailors, shouted by a group in praise of a thing or event.
  • verb To cheer with a huzzah sound.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps variant of Middle English hisse, heave!; see hoist.]

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Comments

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  • I like it when Monty Burns says this on the Simpsons. (/unoriginal)

    August 12, 2007

  • I hear this almost every freakin' day at work. No, really. What's even weirder, that's the second job I've had where it's used every day.

    October 10, 2007

  • But CB, it's so 19th century. Do you work in an apothecary shop?

    Actually, 'huzzah' has attained some sort of cutesy, semi-ironic (semironic?) currency. I occasionally deploy it. I blame Mr. Burns.

    October 10, 2007

  • No, but close! A museum. (We actually have an apothecary shop.) The other job was a Renaissance Faire--where it's somewhat less surprising that you'd hear an anachronistic word...

    Is it really nineteenth century? Hmm.

    October 10, 2007

  • One day I'm going to say to someone, "huzzah, but no kudos, it wasn't THAT good".

    October 10, 2007

  • Whenever I hear kudos I think of the snack bar. Otherwise, good joke!

    October 10, 2007

  • This word is immeasurably superior to "hurrah".

    August 8, 2008

  • See this profile for a masterful example of usage.

    August 8, 2008