boo·​yah | \ ˈbü-¦yä How to pronounce booyah (audio) \
variants: or boo-yah or less commonly booya

Definition of booyah

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

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Booyah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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