Posted by ESC on October 15, 2003
In Reply to: Booya! posted by ESC on October 15, 2003
: : : What's this oddball expression mean? Where's it from?
: : Roughly translated, hooray. It sprung up within the last 5 to 7 years among young people. Source?
: They were saying something like it in the movie "Black Hawk Down."
From a submission to UrbanDictionary.com --
booya "boo yaw"
1. A threatening phrase derived from gang terminology for the sound a shotgun makes when fired. 2. An exclamation.
"This (bleep) was creepin' tryin' to gaffle my whip, but I snuck out the crib, cocked back, and BOOYA, splattered that fool's brains all over the driveway!" "Booya grandma, booya!"