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holler

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verb hol·ler \ˈhä-lər\

Definition of holler

hollered

hollering

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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of holler

alteration of hollo


First Known Use: 1592


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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 in a sentence

  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

Other Dialect Terms



HOLLER Defined for English Language Learners

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holler

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verb hol·ler \ˈhä-lər\

Definition of holler for English Language Learners

  • : to call out loudly

  • : to make loud or angry complaints


HOLLER Defined for Kids

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holler

play
verb hol·ler \ˈhä-lər\

Definition of holler for Students

hollered

hollering

  1. :  to cry out :  shout


2

holler

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noun hol·ler

Definition of holler for Students

  1. :  2shout, cry



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