huz·​zah (ˌ)hə-ˈzä How to pronounce huzzah (audio)
variants or huzza
: an expression or shout of acclaim
often used interjectionally to express joy or approbation

Examples of huzzah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sweden may have come out victorious at Eurovision 2023 (for the seventh time, at that), but England had the last huzzah with a tribute to some of Liverpool's most famous musical acts. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 14 May 2023 No huzzahs for me! Erik Kain, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2023 That’s 1 point for getting it in 3 and 0 points for tying Wordle Bot (who guessed slate / briny / ninth the lucky ducky) for a grand total of 1 huzzah. Erik Kain, Forbes, 5 Feb. 2023 However, this was a case where audience huzzahs didn't necessarily translate into critical enthusiasm. Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2019 There were many huzzahs and much rejoicing — with chips and guacamole, of course. Paul Stephen,, 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,, 21 May 2018 Breezes, huzzah, are a bit weaker out of the north, perhaps around 10-15 mph. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 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,, 20 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of huzzah was in 1573

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“Huzzah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


variants or huzza
used to express joy or approval

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