However, beneath the ballyhoo of this expensive charade, a lot is changing.
They should "not enable some widow or mother to say that her son was killed in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'ballyhoo.'"
"publicity, hype," 1908, from circus slang, "a short sample of a sideshow" (1901), of unknown origin. There is a village of Ballyhooly in County Cork, Ireland. In nautical lingo, ballahou or ballahoo (1867, perhaps 1836) meant "an ungainly vessel," from Spanish balahu "schooner."
An alumnus or alumna