Can I Get a Hoya?
Can I get a hoya? is a popular call and response phrase, frequent on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube videos.
The term “hoya” is a modified version of the phrases “hell yea” and “hooyah”, combined.
The exact origin of “can I get a hoya” is unknown, although several phrases can be named as predecessor of it.
“Hooah” 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?”.
“Can I get a hoya?” was popularized in the 2010’s by Instagram influencer Alissa Violet in her videos.
Spread and Usage
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.