booyah

interjection

boo·​yah ˈbü-¦yä How to pronounce booyah (audio)
variants or boo-yah or less commonly booya
used to express triumph or exuberance
Booyah! Danish scientists found that women with skinny thighs had a higher risk of heart disease and premature death than those with meatier ones.Emmalie Vance, Parenting School Years, July 2012
… Chris Parnell [plays] the sort of gung-ho, self-obsessed vice principal who says, "Booya!" when he gets something right.Ted Cox, Chicago Daily Herald, 18 Mar. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of booyah was in 1990

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“Booyah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booyah. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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