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1890, from French brouhaha (1550s), said by Gamillscheg to have been, in medieval theater, "the cry of the devil disguised as clergy." Perhaps from Hebrew barukh habba' "blessed be the one who comes," used on public occasions (cf. Psalm 118).
A noisy clamor; fuss; flap
[1950s+; fr French; possibly ultimately fr Hebrew baruch haba ''blessed are those who come (in the name of the Lord),'' Psalm 118, although the line of derivation is complex and tenuous]