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holler

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verb hol·ler \ˈhä-lər\

Simple Definition of holler

  • : to call out loudly

  • : to make loud or angry complaints

Full Definition of holler

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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cry out (as to attract attention or in pain) :  shout

  3. 2 :  gripe, complain

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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


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holler

noun hol·ler

Definition of holler

  1. 1 :  shout, cry

  2. 2 :  complaint

  3. 3 :  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>



1825

First Known Use of holler

1825


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holler

hol·ler

Definition of holler

  1. chiefly dialect variant of hollow



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