Etymology
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holler (v.)

1690s, American English, variant of hollo (1540s) "to shout," especially "to call to the hounds in hunting," which is related to hello. Compare colloquial yeller for yellow, etc. Related: Hollered; hollering.

holler (n.)

1896, from holler (v.); earlier hollar (1825). As a style of singing (originally Southern U.S.), attested by 1936.

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Definitions of holler
1
holler (v.)
shout out;
He hollered out to surrender our weapons
Synonyms: holler out
holler (v.)
utter a sudden loud cry;
Synonyms: shout / shout out / cry / call / yell / scream / hollo / squall
holler (v.)
complain;
What was he hollering about?
Synonyms: gripe / bitch / grouse / crab / beef / squawk / bellyache
2
holler (n.)
a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal);
Synonyms: bellow / bellowing / holla / hollering / hollo / holloa / roar / roaring / yowl
holler (n.)
a small valley between mountains;
Synonyms: hollow
From wordnet.princeton.edu