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hoo-ha

[n. hoo-hah; interj. hoo-hah] /n. ˈhuˌhɑ; interj. ˌhuˈhɑ/
noun
1.
an uproarious commotion.
interjection
2.
(used to express mock surprise or excitement.)
Also, hoo-hah.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; probably < Yiddish hu-ha to-do, uproar, exclamation of surprise; compare Polish hu-ha exclamation of joy
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British Dictionary definitions for hoo-ha

hoo-ha

/ˈhuːˌhɑː/
noun
1.
a noisy commotion or fuss
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for hoo-ha

hoo-ha 1

interjection

An exclamation of astonishment, admiration, envy, scorn, deflation, etc: Does she gossip? Hoo-ha

[1930s+; fr Yiddish]


hoo-ha 2

noun
  1. Disturbance; brouhaha; uproar: What was I supposed to do in the middle of such a hoo-ha?/ In case you're wondering what all the hoo-ha is about
  2. A noisy celebration; a raucous fete: But Northampton, Mass, held a week-long hoo-ha for its favorite son

[1931+; perhaps influenced by hoo-ha1; first attested in early 1900s British armed forces as ''an argument; an artillery demonstration,'' and probably echoic-symbolic of a loud fuss, like hoopla, to-do, brouhaha, foofooraw, and hooley]


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