Definition of rah in English:


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Pronunciation: /rɑː


chiefly North American
  • A cheer of encouragement or approval: ‘Yea! Rah! Team!’
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    • It was originally going to be Rachel with the room to herself, but now this, so yay rah!
    • The official beginning of cheerleading was in the 1920s when ivy-league schools had cheerleaders with coloured pompoms leading the crowd in choruses of, ‘rah, rah, sis, boom, bah!’
    • ‘Go, team, rah, rah, rah,’ Billie said, unenthusiastically.


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  • An upper-class person.


late 19th century: shortening of hurrah.

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