One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
exclamation & nounAustralian
- ‘‘Hooroo and see you next week’’another term for hooray (sense 2)
- ‘Until next time, ‘hooroo’ from ‘vegemiterules’ xoxo’
- ‘He poured forth a perfect uproar of liquid melody, punctuated with such hurroos and whoops of delight that he made me wonder if his lady love would like such college-song methods of serenading.’
- ‘After the match is over and hooroos said, my father and mother stroll arm-in-arm up to sweltering Sandringham railway station, where we wait an eternity for a Flinders Street rocket.’
- ‘So here comes September, and I've packed up my bucket bong and my collection of clocks and said hooroo to Australia, the land where nobody likes a bogan.’
- ‘His glossary includes ‘fair dinkum’ and ‘stonkered’, though not, surprisingly, ‘hooroo’ or ‘rumpty’.’
- ‘Finally, after all necessary safety checks were completed, we said our farewells, good lucks, safe travels, hooroos and the plane took off steadily climbing towards Broken Hill some 200 kilometres away.’
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