holla [hol-uh] ExamplesWord Origin interjection
- (used as an informal greeting.)
- (an informal exclamation of enthusiasm, joy, etc.)
- (used especially during a hunt) hallo.
- Obsolete. cease! halt!
Also hol·lo [hol-oh] /ˈhɒl oʊ/. Origin of holla 1500–50; Middle French hola, equivalent to ho ‘ahoy’ + la ‘there’ Examples from the Web for holla Historical Examples of holla
At the moment I thought I heard a holla, but I could not be sure.
Here, Tommy, catch hold of him t’other side before he can holla.
Cry ‘holla’ to thy tongue, I prithee; it curvets unseasonably.
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
They drew up in response to Gabriel’s holla, and he climbed into the waggon.
Joel Chandler Harris
I do not include Mrs. Morritt and you, because we are much nearer neighbors, and within a whoop and a holla in comparison.
John Gibson Lockhart
Word Origin and History for holla
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.