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Phonetic spelling of the military acronym HUA, which stands for "Heard Understood Acknowledged." Originally used by the British in the late 1800's in Afghanistan. More reciently adopted by the United States Army to indicate an affirmative or a pleased response.
1: Sgt: "Y'all got the game plan?"
PFC(s): "Hooah sargeant!"

2: Sgt: "Y'all ready for chow?"
PFC(s): "Hooah sergeant!"
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U.S. Military Slang.

Referring to, or meaning anything and everything except "no." Generally used when at a loss for words. Also:

Good copy, solid copy, roger, good or great; message received, understood.
Glad to meet you, welcome.
I do not know, but will check on it, I haven't the vaguest idea.
I am not listening.
That is enough of your drivel--sit down.
Stop sniveling.
You've got to be kidding.
Yes.
Thank you.
Go to the next slide.
You have taken the correct action.
I don't know what that means, but am too embarrassed to ask for clarification.
That is really neat, I want one too.
Amen.
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Derogatory term for Army Soldiers, because of the fact they respond with hooah for any question given to them.
Sailor 1: Why do we have to wear these stupid reflective belts?
Sailor 2: I's because the Hooahs are fucking retarded and can't look both ways before crossing the street.

Marine: Oh man whats that smell? It smells like fucking Hooah!
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Army term for agreement or acknowledgement
"Private, go get me a cup of coffee"
"Hooah Sergeant"
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1: heard understood acknowledged 2:i don't know what you said but i want you to think i was paying attention. 3:yes. 4: i disagree but i'll do it anyway. 5: i want you to think i care. 6: i want to show you i can act motivated. 7: hardcore, tough.

of military origin
that ranger is hooah
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1. Acknowledgment, although sometimes not agreement.
2. Excessively rigid or displays unnecessary military bearing.

Believed to have originated with Army Engineers in World War II, who when forced to "Hurry Up And Wait" chanted acronymn - H.U.A.W. - which became today's Hoo-ah. See also hooah
1. "We're supposed to dig a new latrine this morning, then get ready to move out tonight. Hoo-ah."

2. "That new lieutennant is way too hoo-ah."
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hooah (hoo ah) adj., adv., n., v., conj., interj., excla. Orig. unknown Slang. 1. Referring to or meaning anything and everything except "no". 2. What to say when at a loss for words. 3.a. Good copy. b. Roger. c. Solid copy. d. Good. e. Great. f. Message received. g. Understood. h. Acknowledged. 4.a. Glad to meet you. b. Welcome. 5. "All right!" 6.a. I don't know the answer, but I'll check on it. b. I haven't the foggiest idea. 7. I am not listening. 8. "That is enough of your drivel; sit down!" 9. Yes. 10. "You've got to be kidding me!" 11. Thank you. 12. Go to the next slide. 13. You've taken the correct action. 14. I don't know what that means, but I'm too embarassed to ask for clarification. 15. Squared away (He's pretty hooah.)16. Ahh crap! 17. Screw you! 17.Amen!
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