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Re: Hurrah's nest

Posted by RRC on December 19, 2005

In Reply to: Hurrah's nest posted by Rachel on December 19, 2005

: I need to know the derivation of hurrah's nest. That means a state of confusion or disorder, etc. It's in the Oxford English Dictionary. But I can't tell how hurrah's nest has anything to do with the rest of the definitions of "hurrah". Any ideas?

According to WordDetective, it's from the shouting/commotion sense: