or hur·rah or hur·ray
- A shout of “hooray.”
- Excitement; fanfare.
verbhoo·rayed, hoo·ray·ing, hoo·rays, also hur·rahed hur·rah·ing hur·rahs or hur·rayed or hur·ray·ing or hur·rays
Origin of hoorayAlteration of huzzah
- A shout to signify victory.
- An expression of excitement.
(third-person singular simple present hoorays, present participle hooraying, simple past and past participle hoorayed)
- To shout an expression of excitement.
First attested in the late 17th C. Unknown
|alteration of huzzah. This is however questionable. Another plausible etymology is from Turkic war cry урра (urra), which means encircle or surround in Tatar, made its way to Slavic languages as ура (urá) in 12-13 century, and later to the Germanic languages: hurra in German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian and húrra in Icelandic.|