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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 --
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!"