hurrah

noun
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\

less common variants of

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

Examples of hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In the festive film, Megan (played by Erin) heads home with her two sisters for one final holiday hurrah after learning her parents are selling her childhood house. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "The Hallmark Channel Added Another Movie to Its 'Countdown to Christmas' Lineup," 13 Oct. 2018 Get that hard-to-get reservation, or check out some unique eats While everyone heads to the lake for a last summer hurrah, head to your favorite reservation site and snag coveted seats at some of the city’s buzziest restaurants. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Things to Do in Chicago This Labor Day," 31 Aug. 2018 Courtesy of Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann Camper lovers in the U.S. may be packing for a last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, but over in Europe tens of thousands of people are visiting the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Finally, a camper that could be towed by an electric car," 29 Aug. 2018 While their Fall Harvest special is almost here, the Hallmark Channel is ready to have one last summer hurrah. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Cancel Your Labor Day Plans Because Hallmark's Hosting the Ultimate Summer Movie Marathon," 24 Aug. 2018 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, SI.com, "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. Philly.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "After 39 years, Quenchers Saloon readies to close its doors," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of hurrah

Noun

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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hurrah, hurray

Kids Definition of hurrah

variant of hooray

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