American variant of holla, hallo or hollo. Possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic oll-bhúir'', pronounced ''h-oll-oor , meaning a terrific yell, a great roar.
[Cassidy, D: "How the Irish invented Slang", page 179, CounterPunch Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-904859-60-4]
A yell, shout.
By extension, any communication to get somebody's attention.
- I heard a holler from over the fence.
- If you need anything, just give me a holler .
* cry, outcry
To yell or shout.
To call out one or more words
To complain, gripe
- You can holler at your computer as much as you want, but it won't help anything.
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Variation of hollow.
(Southern US, Appalachia) (small valley between mountains).
(dialectal, especially, Southern US, Appalachia) .
- the holler tree
A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially that of a multitude expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
(UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) A round of drinks in a pub; the turn to pay the shot or scot; an act of paying for a round of drinks.
* 1984 , ,
- “I?ll get my wine though,” taking out her wallet.
* 2006 , (Lily Allen), Knock 'Em Out
- “No. This is my shout ,” holding up his hand as though to ward her money off.
- Cut to the pub on a lads night out,
* 2008 , George Papaellinas, The Trip: An Odyssey , re.press, Australia,
- Man at the bar cos it was his shout
(UK, Australia, jargon, slang) A call-out for an emergency services team.
- It was always my shout down the pub with Theo.
To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
* '', Act I, Scene II, 1797, George Steevens (editor), ''The Plays of William Shakespeare , Volume 7,
To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
(obsolete) To treat with shouts or clamor.
- They ?houted thrice; what was the la?t cry for?
(colloquial) To pay for food, drink or entertainment for others.
- (Bishop Hall)
- I?ll shout you all a drink.
* 1999 , Peter Moore, The Wrong Way Home: London to Sydney the Hard Way ,
- He?s shouting us all to the opening night of the play.
* 2003 , Peter Watt, To Chase the Storm , Pan MacMillan Australia,
- After shouting me a plate of noodles and limp vegetables, he helped me change money by introducing me to the stallholder who offered the best exchange rates.
* 2005 , George G. Spearing, Dances with Marmots: A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure ,
- ‘I have not seen my cousin Patrick in years,’ Martin answered defensively. ‘I doubt that, considering the way our lives have gone, an officer of the King?s army would be shouting me a drink in Mr O?Riley?s pub these days.’
* 2010 , Ivan Dunn, The Legend of Beau Baxter , HarperCollins Publishers, New Zealand,
- Anyhow, he obviously bore no grudge against Kiwis, for he shouted me a beer and opened another one for himself, punctuating the operation with a spectacular and resounding fart that by all the laws of physical science should have left his trousers flapping in smouldering shreds.
(Internet) To post a text message (for example, email) in upper case.
- Truth is, I notice the other blokes who have been shouting me nodding among themselves and thinking they?d better get in the queue if I am buying. Not likely. I am out of there.
- Please don't shout in the chat room.
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* shout down
* shout out