viva

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interjection vi·va \ˈvē-və, -ˌvä\

Definition of viva

  1. —used to express goodwill or approval

Origin and Etymology of viva

Italian & Spanish, long live, from 3rd person singular present subjunctive of vivere to live, from Latin — more at quick


First Known Use: 1682

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