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hoorawe #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 27, 2011 17:58 pm   hoorawe
 

What do you mean by the word "hoor awe"?

For eg:
You are being hoorawed by a 14 year old girl.
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hoorawe #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 27, 2011 19:26 pm   hoorawe
 

I think you must have misheard, Imsriram.
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hoorawe #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 27, 2011 19:54 pm   hoorawe
 

Being harrowed by a girl?
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HOORAWED Definiton #4 (permalink) Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:21 am   HOORAWED Definiton
 

The word HOORAWED is used in the True Grit movie with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Using subtitles while watching the movie, Matt Damon says to Bridges, more than once, "you've been hoorawed by a 14 year old girl." That's how it's spelled in the subtitle.

Circumstances are that Damon thinks the 14 year old girl is influencing Bridges - akin to hoodwink, but instead uses the word "hoorawed." You kinda get the idea, but the exact meaning isn't there.

Looked for about 1/2 hour on the internet - for old words, unusual words, any way I could think of to put it - to find the definition. Always get "hooray" or a variation of that.

So where'd the people who do the subtitle of that movie get the word HOORAWED and what's it mean????

Thanks for any help. Hate when I can't find the answer to stuff like this.
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hoorawe #5 (permalink) Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:27 am   hoorawe
 

Yes, 'hoorawed' is slang. It could mean either 'cheered' or 'loudly ridiculed' depending on the context and the way it is said. It is a variation of 'hurrah'.
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hoorawe #6 (permalink) Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:35 am   hoorawe
 

Where'd you find that definition?? ALl I ever got was a variation of horray, nothing about being ridiculed.
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hoorawe #7 (permalink) Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:08 am   hoorawe
 

It is a personal observation. Many laudatory exclamations can be turned to sarcasm by tone of voice, and few are entered in dictionaries.
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Why  thank you for the explanation.  Always good to learn something new!! #8 (permalink) Tue Dec 27, 2011 20:33 pm   Why thank you for the explanation. Always good to learn something new!!
 

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It is a personal observation. Many laudatory exclamations can be turned to sarcasm by tone of voice, and few are entered in dictionaries.
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hoorawe #9 (permalink) Tue Dec 27, 2011 20:38 pm   hoorawe
 

Why thank you for the explanation. Always good to learn new things!!!
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