Hip, hip, hallelujah! No, that’s not right. But how do you spell the last word of this cheer of excitement?
Hooray! Hurray! Huzzah! Yep, these are all versions of the same exclamation of joy, encouragement, or approval that sometimes just has to be vocalized.
The Oxford English Dictionary prefers “hooray,” noting it’s a version of “hurrah.” Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com agree. The Cambridge Dictionary prefers “hurray,” noting “hooray” is a variant in the U.S. But what about you? What does your gut say?
“Hurray” vs. “hooray” is an oddly tricky question. More