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Definition of hooray exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hooray

     exclamation
    exclamation
    BrE BrE//huˈreɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//huˈreɪ//
     
     
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  1. 1(also hurrah, hurray) used to show that you are happy or that you approve of something
  2. 2(also hooroo) (Australian English, New Zealand English) goodbye
  3. More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Idioms
    hip, hip, hooray! (less frequent hip, hip, hurrah/hurray!)
     
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    used by a group of people to show their approval of somebody. One person in the group says hip, hip and the others then shout hooray. ‘Three cheers for the bride and groom : Hip, hip…’ ‘Hooray!’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hooray

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