last hurrah


Definition of last hurrah

: a final often valedictory effort, production, or appearance his unsuccessful Senate run was his last hurrah— R. W. Daly

Examples of last hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their triumphant joint Diana Ross routine essentially served as his last hurrah, sacrificing himself to save another, followed by Blanca's emotional meeting with Pray Tell's mother (Anna Maria Horsford) in a touching collision of those two worlds. Brian Lowry, CNN, 7 June 2021 The 2018 Olympic trials were Miner’s last hurrah as a major national competitor., 2 June 2021 But DeVito gets the last laugh, bringing great pathos to his character, an over-the-hill stripper who decides to use Phoebe's bachelorette party as his last hurrah. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, 24 May 2021 This game could be Ben Roethlisberger’s last hurrah at Paul Brown Stadium. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, 13 May 2021 As a senior, Savage appreciated getting a last hurrah and the chance to play alongside his younger brother C.J., a freshman who made the team. Rick Armstrong,, 17 Mar. 2021 The Cardinals appeared down to their last hurrah late in the fourth quarter after failing to convert on four penalty corners in a five-minute span. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2021 In what might be the rainy season’s last hurrah, weather forecasters are predicting a soggy Sunday around the Bay Area but caution that the expected precipitation won’t be enough to dampen growing drought conditions or extreme wildfire conditions. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Apr. 2021 Gottmik breaks out her Paris Hilton vocal fry for one last hurrah and uses it to serve a thoroughly entertaining performance in this lengthy acting skit. Paul Mccallion, Vulture, 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of last hurrah

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for last hurrah

from The Last Hurrah (1956) by Edwin O'Connor †1968 American novelist

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The first known use of last hurrah was in 1966

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17 Jun 2021

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“Last hurrah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of last hurrah

: a last effort, production, or appearance


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