(pronounced: boo-yah)

This term has become increasingly popular as an exclamation of sheer delight, as in "Booya, that's totally sweet dude!"

Originally a derivative of the French stew bouillabaisse, booya as a food is prepared by many cooks and meant to serve hundreds or even thousands of people. The name booya is also used to describe the event surrounding the meal.

Booya also refers to the the noise a shotgun makes when fired, but it is most commonly used as a motivational utterance, especially by members of the military, gang members, and commentators on CNBC and ESPN.

See also : HUYA  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon