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Oorah is a battle cry common in the United States Marine Corps since the mid-20th century.

Origins

See also: United States Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion

There are several potential sources from which the word "oorah" may have originated.

Urrah is used by armies after archiveing victory . The word is still used today and its formed by using "U" has been "Rrah" Defeated or Beaten. It can be also said U Rre or u Rreh.

Marines are known to exclaim "Oorah" with a exaggerated growl to sound like a vicious canine. This growl/bark is representative of the nickname "Devil-Dogs," as Marines are known. The bark is similar in sound to the short bark of their official mascot, the Bulldog.

Other uses

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See also

References

  1. ^ "A Little Marine Corps History". National Headquarters. Marine Corps League. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  2. ^ "Hooah - Origins of the Term in the U.S. Military". 4 March 2016. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ "ABC NewsRadio: wordwatch, Hooroo". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 31 July 2014. Archived from the original on 31 July 2014.
  4. ^ "From one era to another..." Force Recon Association. Retrieved 2009-02-13.