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Hooah /ˈhɑː/ is military slang Originally HOOA used by US Army Airborne in World War II meaning " Head Out Of Ass " and was a spin off of Radio Operators HUA "Heard Understood Acknowledged" as the term spread throughout the Army it became more of a general 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.

Possible meanings[edit]

Some popular usages of hooah include:[3]

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

See also[edit]


HOORA used by US Army Rangers

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