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Sep 6, 2011
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with Anu Garg

huzzah or huzza

PRONUNCIATION:
(huh-ZAH)

MEANING:
interjection: Used to express joy, applause, encouragement, etc.
noun: An instance of appreciation or applause.
verb tr., intr.: To cheer.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of undetermined origin. Perhaps used originally as a sailor's hoisting cry. Earliest documented use: 1682.

USAGE:
"Huzzah! The Royal Tournament is back!"
Lucy Mangan; I Love a Man in Uniform; The Guardian (London, UK); Jun 26, 2010.

"And the Democrats, at their convention will undoubtedly give John Kerry a big huzza and a temporary bump in the polls."
William Rusher; Kerry's Problem; The Gadsden Times (Alabama); Mar 27, 2004.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They're a different breed of dog. -Josh Billings, columnist and humorist (1818-1885)

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