A slang term used widely in the US Army, hooah has many meanings. The most prevalent is "my brain is switched off, but my mouth is working anyway," or "you're an idiot, but you're also my superior officer, and I need a good evaluation, so sure, whatever you want." A synonym of the word 'like' as used by teenage girls. A filler word used in conversation, without meaning. Hooah may also be considered by the intellectually-challenged as proof of motivation, i.e. a soldier who is being being evaluated in a leadership training environment, must in some way prove that he/she is 'motivated'. Rather than focusing on delivering superior performance or demonstrating a high level of capability by which to be evaluated, the wise soldier will instead yell 'hooah' loudly and repeatedly at colleagues in order to sufficiently motivate them. (Hooah, like 'utilize,' should be stricken from the Army vocabulary.)
Quit saying that word. Shut up and think! This is a hooah-free zone!
by runTommyrun August 02, 2010
Top Definition
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!"
by MaddogS September 30, 2003
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.
by Anonymous August 12, 2003
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!
by Chilito January 28, 2011
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
by big johnny July 09, 2002
Army term for agreement or acknowledgement
"Private, go get me a cup of coffee"
"Hooah Sergeant"
by RyanSm April 22, 2008
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."
by 12B December 12, 2002
A word a military tard uses when he is grunting or blindly following orders.
Commander: Soldier I want you to take out that entire town of innocent chilrend.

Soldier: HOOAH!

Commander: WTF is wrong with you are you a retard or something?
by MrHobbes69 August 16, 2014
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