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Hooray Henry

Pronunciation: /huːreɪ ˈhɛnri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural Hooray Henrys or Hooray Henries)

British informal
A lively but ineffectual young upper-class man: a bunch of Hooray Henrys with more money than sense
More example sentences
  • If colleges really did take students on the basis of their father's money they would end up with a bunch of Hooray Henrys and lose all credibility.
  • There will be no crackdown on Hooray Henrys spilling out of champagne bars and abusing people.
  • The younger members, the aforesaid Hooray Henries, think they have the right to ride their horses roughshod wherever they like causing substantial damage.

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