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!
slang used by US Army personal. means or refers to anything or anything except "NO". usual used by soldiers when answering a question or letting know that you heard the speaker.
SGT: you tracking?
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!
an army term meaning yes, rodger, i undersand, ok, i agree, or any variation of a positive responce.
q: did you get the tire changed on the vehicle this morning
1. Simply leting the superior NCO or Commissioned Officer the you heard, understood and acknowledge the order/instructions.
2. A cute way of hiding disdain for your superiors. Even though you quite literaly mean you heard, understood and acknowledge the orders/instructions. similar to rodger
and fuck you
SFC McDumbass "Get out there and burn the shit! The damn things are overflowing! You got me soldier?"
PVT Joe Snuffie "HOOAH!! Moving time now SFC McDumbass. I'm all over it." See how the "HOOAH" means both yes and fuck you>
A word slang for any acknowledgement or for showing excitement or an accomplishment. Of military origins.
was used by the British marines and soldiers until the late 19th century. When the Americans adopted it, it was changed to hooah. Also it can be seen as the Canadian version as hooeh. (I am part of the Canadian military)
Canadian Soldier: I got the sniper! Hooeh!
American Sodlier: Good job! You give a new deffinition to the word hooah!
An Army term used to convey any one of a number of feelings or statements. It is used most vigorously by pogues. A good rule of thumb is the weaker a soldier's MOS is, the louder and more pronounced he will sound off with HOOAH.
Pogue: "I am an American soldier! HOOAH!!!!!"
Green beret: "That shit is gay"