What was once a motivational term in the Marine Corps for many, and also a word of acknowledgment. Its use has now become travesty for many demotivated Marines that don't believe enthusiasm should be allowed in their environment.
It is rumored that its origins are in a Turkish term for "Kill", and also possibly from the Korean War when the submarine would sound an "Awwoogahhh", the Marines knew this meant battle was near, and they shortened it to "Oohrah!."
The modern Oohrah is not used as much, particularly in the Air Wing it seems. Still a great term when used appropriately, and with some heart, just like the "Devil Dog" or "motivator" term.
Sergeant/Corporal of Marines: "Oohrah motivator, how are we doin' today?!"
PFC Schmuckatelli: "Ohra (read: Errr)."
Commanding Officer of Unit: "We're leaving for Iraq on this date, are we ready?!"
Motivated Group of Killers: "OOHHRAHHH!"
1. The battle cry of the US Marines.
2. A positive affirmation to any order or request.
3. An agreement to an order.
4. Used as a greeting or confirmation.
5. An adjective to describe something that is rugged and hardy in nature.
Sgt.: Do you Jarheads get me?
Platoon: Ooh rah sir!
Sgt.: Lets waste some Iraqi motherfuckers!
Platoon: Ooh rah!
That’s one ooh rah Marine.
The last word a terrorist will ever hear.
Military slang for 'yes sir' or 'agreed'
Get tactical Marines!
A word used by US Marines when they don't know, don't care. Used as a greeting, verb, noun, pronoun or anything else the Marine wants it to be at that time. Also scares some civilians if said loud enough.
How you doing today Devil Dog?
Oohrah SgtMaj!(Fuck you dude)
A phrase used by members of the United States Army and Marine Corp or Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) or Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) to express acknowledgment, agreement, pleasure, comraderie, or just about anything else with the exception of "No".
"Man those terrorists had no idead what hit em. OOHRAH!!!!"