Word: huzzah or huzza
interjection: Used to express joy, applause, encouragement, etc.
noun: An instance of appreciation or applause.
verb tr., intr.: To cheer.
Of undetermined origin. Perhaps used originally as a sailor’s hoisting cry. Earliest documented use: 1682.
“Huzzah! The Royal Tournament is back!”
Lucy Mangan; I Love a Man in Uniform; The Guardian (London, UK); Jun 26, 2010.
“And the Democrats, at their convention will undoubtedly give John Kerry a big huzza and a temporary bump in the polls.”
William Rusher; Kerry’s Problem; The Gadsden Times (Alabama); Mar 27, 2004.