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Definition of hooah


  • slang used by Army soldiers to mean just about anything except "no."

    Last edited on Dec 08 1999. Submitted by Lamont from Schofield Barracks, HI, USA on Dec 08 1999.

  • Slang used by hardcore soldiers, usually Airborne or Rangers. Refers to or means anything and everything except no.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Nicholas B. on Oct 28 2004.

  • an enthusiastic yell or war cry.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Captain T. from Baton Rouge, LA, USA on Jun 09 2005.

  • used in the US Army meaning, hello, good, cool, or acceptance with enthusiasm. Not to be confused with the Marines Corps motivational term Ooh-Rah.
    Hooah, Sergeant!

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Captain T. from Baton Rouge, LA, USA on Jun 09 2005.


  • used by the United States Army as an affirmation or to express pleasure.

    Last edited on Jun 16 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 16 2012.


  • There are many theories about the etymology of "hooah". One is that it's a pronunciation of "HUA", which is an acronym for "heard, understood, acknowledged."

    Last edited on Aug 20 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 16 2012.

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