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Hooah /ˈhɑː/ is military slang referring to or meaning "anything and everything except 'no'".[1][2]

Used by soldiers in the U.S. Army, which accounts for the vast majority of the usage of the word. Also used widely by airman personnel in the U.S. Air Force.

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Some popular usages of hooah include:[3]

  • HUA means: "Heard, understood, and acknowledged"[4][5][6]


While used in Hollywood and in common usage among upper ranks in an effort to raise morale, many lower enlisted find its use to be irritating, especially when it comes from soldiers they perceive as sycophantic towards the chain of command or the armed services in general.[7][better source needed]

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