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[hol-uh] /ˈhɒl ə/

(used as an informal greeting.)
(an informal exclamation of enthusiasm, joy, etc.)
(used especially during a hunt) .
Obsolete. cease! halt!

as a command to “stop, cease,” 1520s, from French holà (15c.). As a command to get attention, from 1580s. As an urban slang form of holler (v.) and meaning “greet, shout out to,” it was in use by 2003.


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