hur·rah | \hu̇-ˈrȯ, -ˈrä;ˈhü-ˌrȯ, -ˌrä\
variants: or less commonly hooray \hu̇-ˈrā \ or \hu̇-ˈrä, -ˈrȯ \

Definition of hurrah 

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hurrah, hurray

hur·rah | \hu̇-ˈrȯ, -ˈrä\

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used to express joy, approval, or encouragement Hip, hip, hooray!Hooray! I got the job!

Examples of hurrah in a Sentence

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And a special hurrah to the Wild Boars for their courage and tenacity in hanging together in an ordeal that others might not have survived. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Thais That Bind," 10 July 2018 Ovechkin and the team have one more big hurrah — and, let’s be serious, months of medium-sized hurrahs — to get absolutely blitzed out of their minds in public. Charlotte Wilder,, "All Hail the Summer of Alexander Ovechkin," 12 June 2018 Late Night Beer & Donuts Philly Beer Week is coming to a close, but join local breweries like Saint Benjamin Brewing Company and Sly Fox Beer for one final hurrah in collaboration with another Philly favorite: Federal Donuts., "Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15," 7 June 2018 The bar’s 2016 and 2017 vintages of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout and Half Acre’s Big Hugs imperial coffee stout will be tapped Saturday as a last Illinois Craft Beer Week hurrah. Josh Noel,, "After 39 years, Quenchers Saloon readies to close its doors," 17 May 2018 His post-San Diego days lured Garry Templeton to all sorts of locales, starting with New York for one last half-season hurrah with the Mets. Jeff Sanders,, "A Padre for a decade, Garry Templeton made a home in San Diego," 30 Jan. 2018 And this time complaints came from parents who liked the last-hurrah rah-rah of the old-logo caps. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "A Confederate general makes last stand with high school teams," 27 Apr. 2018 Eleven months on from Kanter's decision to join Xavier's program for his final intercollegiate hurrah, he's spent time reflecting on the decision both publicly and privately. Patrick Brennan,, "Kerem Kanter savoring NCAA Tournament stage with Xavier basketball," 18 Mar. 2018 So the doings of the old demon barber of Fleet Street represent something of a grand hurrah, here, for director Fred Anzevino — an exit from the No Exit in a way that makes a statement. Chris Jones,, "Theo Ubique says farewell to the No Exit with well-sung 'Sweeney Todd'," 13 Mar. 2018

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1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of hurrah was in 1686

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variant of hooray

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