Definitions

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

  • interjection Used as an exclamation of approval or encouragement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shortened form of hurrah: usually repeated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection An exclamation of encouragement.
  • noun UK A person (especially a student) with a posh accent who looks down on those who are 'common'.
  • adjective UK Posh.

Etymologies

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

[Short for hurrah.]

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from hurrah

Examples

  • Gharib, he fared on till he came to Al-Jazírah, which is the first town of Al – Irak362 and is a walled and fortified city and he hard by it called a halt.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There's been other various attempted attacks in at Ra's Tannūrah, which is their major oil export facility, that was thwarted.

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  • If you\'re just joining, we have been looking at the difference between real positive thinking (positive focus supported by positive action) and the kind of rah-rah wishful thinking that many have labeled positive thinking.

    Russell Bishop: Are You Persistent Or Just Stubborn?

  • I am flabbergasted by the sheer volume of wrong, wrong, wrong information in this article on CNN.com, trumped up with lots of quotes from self-publishing marketing staff without any word about the vast and overwhelming majority of self-pubbed authors that lost money on their crazy scheme, or worse - fell victim to a scam operation spouting this kind of rah-rah claptrap.

    CNN Fails Publishing 101

  • I am flabbergasted by the sheer volume of wrong, wrong, wrong information in this article on CNN.com, trumped up with lots of quotes from self-publishing marketing staff without any word about the vast and overwhelming majority of self-pubbed authors that lost money on their crazy scheme, or worse - fell victim to a scam operation spouting this kind of rah-rah claptrap.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • If you're just joining, we have been looking at the difference between real positive thinking (positive focus supported by positive action) and the kind of rah-rah wishful thinking that many have labeled positive thinking.

    Russell Bishop: Are You Persistent Or Just Stubborn?

  • I love this kind of rah-rah, you-can-do-it sewing book, because rah-rah! you CAN do it.

    Giant Book Review Roundup Post - A Dress A Day

  • I love this kind of rah-rah, you-can-do-it sewing book, because rah-rah! you CAN do it.

    October 2008

  • He can be incredibly brilliant and inspiring and when he is on, he brings out of people this kind of rah-rah feeling that is unlike anything I have ever seen.

    Deborah Emin: Civics Lessons for Dummies Like Me or How I Chased after Candidate Kucinich

  • "Rah for the Great and Only," yelled Chick-chick, and, the designated title being popularly known and approved, the "rah" was given before

    The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters The Lost Treasure of Buffalo Hollow

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  • Who-rah! Hoo-rah!

    November 11, 2010