Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of huzza.

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Examples

  • Sampson, he preached such a sermon that his auditors (some of whom had been warned by his reverence of the coming discourse) were with difficulty restrained from huzzaing the orator, and were mobbed as they left the chapel.

    The Virginians

  • And how he bawled and roared! and the servants that he used to be boasting to were soon flocking from the castle, and grinning, and huzzaing, and beating tunes on tongs and shovels and pans; and he cursing and swearing, and the eyes ready to start out of his head, and he so black in the face, and kicking out his legs behind him like mad.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Well, just as the sun was thinking to rise, he opened the door, and brought out the three crowns he got from his true love, and such shouting and huzzaing as there was!

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • “The impetuosity with which the British advanced,” wrote an American officer, “firing and huzzaing, threw the whole body of the militia into . . . the utmost consternation.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • “The impetuosity with which the British advanced,” wrote an American officer, “firing and huzzaing, threw the whole body of the militia into . . . the utmost consternation.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The fatigue of our hard riding was past in a moment -- the riders laughed and sang, the chargers snorted and pranced; and, when we trotted, huzzaing, into the baggage lines, half their motley crowd evidently conceived that some sovereign prince was come in fiery haste to make the campaign.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • On our approach, they dispersed, and soon after firing began, but which party fired first I can not exactly say, as our troops rushed on shouting and huzzaing previous to the firing, which was continued by our troops so long as any of the provincials were to be seen.

    The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775 With Numerous Illustrative Notes

  • Troops mounted the Breach undiscovered, and were actually huzzaing on the Ramparts, and hoisting the _English_ Flag, before the Enemy were apprised of them; who made the best of their Way out of their Castle

    An Account of the expedition to Carthagena, with explanatory notes and observations

  • Punch was now the order of the night, and, after laying in a good stock, they all ordered their canoes and paddled on shore, huzzaing the whole time.

    A Sailor of King George

  • Another Shade appear'd with a great Crowd of People, huzzaing, a

    A Voyage to Cacklogallinia With a Description of the Religion, Policy, Customs and Manners of That Country

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