huz·​zah | \ (ˌ)hə-ˈzä How to pronounce huzzah (audio) \
variants: or huzza

Definition of huzzah

: an expression or shout of acclaim often used interjectionally to express joy or approbation

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There were many huzzahs and much rejoicing — with chips and guacamole, of course. Paul Stephen,, "You will have to pry avocados out of San Antonio’s cold, dead hands," 27 July 2019 So huzzah for the power of ideas and a work actually willing to confront the liberal intellectuals in the seats. Chris Jones,, "'The Originalist' at Court Theatre has a tricky job in portraying Antonin Scalia," 21 May 2018 Breezes, huzzah, are a bit weaker out of the north, perhaps around 10-15 mph. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Dangerous winds roar today and tonight; showers end with snowflakes," 2 Mar. 2018 In this place, women call the shots as often as men do, and the suffer the slings and arrows of outraged critics - or earn their huzzahs. Andrea Simakis,, "The Mad(ly) Talented Women of Stratford take center stage at North America's largest classical repertory theater (photos)," 20 Aug. 2017 Its communicative steering is a shining point for the RC, but otherwise performance is more blah than huzzah. Michael Simari, Car and Driver, "2017 Lexus RC," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of huzzah

1573, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for huzzah

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