Can I Get a Hoya?

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


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.

The term “hoya” is a modified version of the phrases “hell yea” and “hooyah”, combined.

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Origin


What's the origin of Can 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” 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


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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Published: 06/01/2021 by | Last updated: 09/07/2021 | 19,131 views | Report error


1 comment

Bob posted on 9-7-2021:

Army says Hooah, not Hooya



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