North American informal
Definition of rah-rah in English:
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.
- 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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