hooray

interjection

hoo·​ray hu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce hooray (audio)
variants or less commonly
hu̇-ˈrȯ How to pronounce hooray (audio)
-ˈrä
or hurray
used to express joy, approval, or encouragement
Hip, hip, hooray!
Hooray! I got the job!

Examples of hooray in a Sentence

Hooray!” he cried when he heard that his team had won

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from German hurra

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hooray was in 1686

Dictionary Entries Near hooray

Cite this Entry

“Hooray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooray. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

hooray

interjection
hoo·​ray hu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce hooray (audio)
variants also hurrah
-ˈrȯ How to pronounce hooray (audio)
-ˈrä
or hurray
used to express joy, approval, or encouragement
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