holler 1[hol-er] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used without object)
- to cry aloud; shout; yell: Quit hollering into the phone.
verb (used with object)
- to shout or yell (something): He hollered insults back into the saloon.
- a loud cry used to express pain or surprise, to attract attention, to call for help, etc.
Origin of holler 1 1690–1700, Americanism; variant of holla (see hallo) Related Words for hollering squawk, wail, roar, cry, screech, yap, hoot, complain, whoop, cheer, bawl, shriek, scream, howl, squeal, bellow, yelp, vociferate, call, shrill Examples from the Web for hollering Contemporary Examples of hollering
Buy a ticket to their show and you might be surprised to see more than a few gay men in the audience cheering and hollering.
May 28, 2014
Mr. K had nothing but contempt for it all, sticking to his formula of discipline, repetition, and hollering.
October 3, 2013
But Obama stressed there was no whooping or hollering after the attack—they were all focused on getting the Navy SEALS out.
September 11, 2011
I gather that he must be pretty good at hollering, too, given his tenure as yell leader at Texas A&M.
Carol Flake Chapman
September 10, 2011
Before kickoff, racial jokes popped up amid the hollering and cheering.
January 25, 2009
Historical Examples of hollering
Then there was a noise, as if all the boys in our school were hollering at once.
I called her when I got in hollering distance of the house and she came and got it.
I started in to get supper for my husband and I heard them hollering.
The “hollering” consisted of unusually heavy thumping, I suppose.
P. T. Barnum
First thing I know, there she was outside, hollering for me.
British Dictionary definitions for hollering holler verb
- to shout or yell (something)
- a shout; call
Word Origin for holler variant of C16 hollow, from holla, from French holà stop! (literally: ho there!) Word Origin and History for hollering holler v.
1690s, American English, variant of hollo (1540s) “to shout,” especially “to call to the hounds in hunting,” related to hello. Cf. colloquial yeller for yellow, etc. As a style of singing (originally Southern U.S.), first recorded 1936. Related: Hollered; hollering. As a noun, from 1896, earlier hollar (1825).