hoo-ha


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hoo-ha

or hoo-hah  (ho͞o′hä′)
n. Slang
1. A fuss; a disturbance: "the subject of this last hoo-hah" (William Safire).
2. A chortle or laugh: got a good hoo-ha out of that story.

[Perhaps from Yiddish hu-ha, to-do, uproar, exclamation.]

hoo-ha

(ˈhuːˌhɑː)
n
a noisy commotion or fuss
[C20: of unknown origin]

hoo-ha

or hoo-hah

(n. ˈhuˌhɑ; interj. ˌhuˈhɑ)

n., pl. -ha or -has,
interj. Informal. n.
1. an uproarious commotion.
interj.
2. (used to express mock surprise or excitement.)
[1930–35; probably < Yiddish hu-ha to-do, uproar, exclamation of surprise; compare Polish hu-ha exclamation of joy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoo-ha - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
turmoil, upheaval, convulsion - a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
earthquake - a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
incident - a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
stir, splash - a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"
tempest, storm - a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
storm center, storm centre - a center of trouble or disturbance
garboil, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusion
Translations

hoo-ha

[ˈhuːˌhɑː] N
1. (= fuss) → lío m, marimorena f, follón m (Sp)
there was a great hoo-ha about itse armó la marimorena
2. (= noise) → estrépito m
3. (pej) (= publicity) → bombo m

hoo-ha

[ˈhuːhɑː] n (= fuss) → raffut m

hoo-ha

[ˈhuːˌhɑː] n (fam) → casino
there was a great hoo-ha about it → la cosa ha fatto scalpore
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