verb hol·ler \ˈhä-lər\

: to call out loudly

: to make loud or angry complaints

hol·leredhol·ler·ing \ˈhäl-riŋ, ˈhä-lə-\

Full Definition of HOLLER

intransitive verb
:  to cry out (as to attract attention or in pain) :  shout
transitive verb
:  to call out (a word or phrase)

Examples of HOLLER

  1. He was hollering across the fields to his workers.
  2. They were screaming and hollering at each other all night.
  3. She hollered across the street, Did you hear the news?.
  4. Someone was hollering my name.
  5. People always holler about tax increases.

Origin of HOLLER

alteration of hollo
First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with HOLLER



Definition of HOLLER

:  shout, cry
:  complaint
:  a freely improvised work song of black Americans <field hollers>

Examples of HOLLER

  1. <heard a holler from somewhere in the woods and ran toward it>
  2. <there didn't seem to be a thermostat setting that wouldn't bring a holler from somebody>

First Known Use of HOLLER


Rhymes with HOLLER


Definition of HOLLER

chiefly dialect variant of hollow

Other Dialect Terms

bespoke, boughten, lave, muchacho, nigh, spunk, thunk, toboggan


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