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brouhaha

[broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah] /ˈbru hɑˌhɑ, ˌbru hɑˈhɑ, bruˈhɑ hɑ/
noun
1.
excited public interest, discussion, or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event; hullabaloo:
The brouhaha followed disclosures of graft at City Hall.
2.
an episode involving excitement, confusion, turmoil, etc., especially a broil over a minor or ridiculous cause:
A brouhaha by the baseball players resulted in three black eyes.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French, orig. brou, ha, ha! exclamation used by characters representing the devil in the 16th-cent. drama; perhaps < Hebrew, distortion of the recited phrase bārūkh habbā (beshēm ădhōnai) “blessed is he who comes (in the name of the Lord)” (Ps. 118:26)
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British Dictionary definitions for brouhahas

brouhaha

/ˈbruːhɑːhɑː/
noun
1.
a loud confused noise; commotion; uproar
Word Origin
French, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for brouhahas
brouhaha
1890, from Fr. brouhaha (1552), said by Gamillscheg to have been, in medieval theater, "the cry of the devil disguised as clergy." Perhaps from Heb. barukh habba' "blessed be the one who comes," used on public occasions (cf. Psalm 118).
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Slang definitions & phrases for brouhahas

brouhaha

noun

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]


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