hoorah


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Hip, hip, hurrah!

An exclamation of praise, congratulations, or celebration. Often said as a call-and-response, in which one person prompts with "hip, hip," while the other person or people respond with "hurrah!" A: "Three cheers for Sarah, the savior of the company! Hip, hip!" B:"Hurrah!" A: "Hip, hip!" B: "Hurrah!" A: "Hip, hip!" B: "Hurrah!" Happy Birthday, Tommy! Hip, hip, hurrah!

hoorah

1. An exclamation of celebration; hooray. You got an A on the exam—hoorah!
2. An affirmative exclamation commonly used by members of the US military. The soldiers all shouted "Hoorah!" before dispersing.
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