Definition of rah-rah in English:


Syllabification: rah-rah
North American informal


  • Marked by great or uncritical enthusiasm or excitement: many players were turned off by his rah-rah style
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    • The former Cal coach maintains his rah-rah style that should work well with a team so heavy with rookies and second-year players that it resembles a college team.
    • Oh, he could handle the work, but his rah-rah style rubbed million-dollar linebackers the wrong way.
    • It's a virtual community, united by rah-rah chat groups in which program participants dish training tips and offer encouragement.


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  • Great or uncritical enthusiasm and excitement.
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    • The administration's attempt to use personal relationships, loans and rhetorical rah-rah to nudge the country toward domestic reform simply has not worked.
    • He will do the usual rah-rah, maintain the economy has turned the corner and point to job growth in the past few months, claiming his tax cuts had something to do with that.
    • On this occasion, he served up the usual rah-rah about the war.


early 20th century: reduplication of rah.

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