Can I Get a Hoya?

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does Can I Get a Hoya? mean?

Can I get a hoya? is a popular call and response phrase, frequent on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube videos.

While the exact meaning of the term “hoya” is unclear, some claim it to be a modified version of the phrases “hell yea” and “hooyah”, combined, while others say it is the imitation of a moan, let loose by a climaxing woman.

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What's the origin ofCan I Get a Hoya?

The exact origin of “can I get a hoya” is unknown, although several phrases can be named as predecessor of it.

“Hooah” or “Oorah” used to be a battle cry in the US Army, used for boosting morale and going to battle.

A similar rally call emerged in wrestling in the 1990’s, where Stone Cold Steve Austin would shout “can I get a hell yea?”.

Screaming hoya was a popular trend in Britain at the turn of the millennium, which set the foundation for the fad.

“Can I get a hoya?” was popularized in the 2010’s by Instagram influencer Alissa Violet in her videos.

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How did Can I Get a Hoya? spread?

Over the years, “can I get a hoya?” had become an online sensation, with numerous Instagram videos, Vines and TikToks featuring the phrase.

“Can I Get a hoya?” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2017.

On March 3rd, 2018, the song of the band SOYA, titled “Can I get a? (Hoya)” was uploaded to the YouTube channel Luke Harris.

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  2. I always thought it originated from ppl making fun of caucasian/white women always moaning/yelling “hooh-yeaaa” 🤷🏽‍♂️

  3. First of all we say hawwwwwwww yeahhhhh. Another case of Americans not even understanding where their memes come from then trying to explain them with American context and then doing that poorly. It’s just a crowd call, see the boys at the pub, Can i get a haaaawwwwww yeah boys then you cop a big resounding haaaaaaaaawwww yeah from the boys and then like 3 other tables at the pub pop off with a big haaaaaaawww yeahhh and it’s happy days for everyone mate.


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