follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

hubbub

[huhb-uhb] /ˈhʌb ʌb/
noun
1.
a loud, confused noise, as of many voices:
There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement.
2.
tumult; uproar.
Origin of hubbub
1545-1555
1545-55; apparently of Irish orig.; akin to Scots Gaelic cry ubub! (reduplication of ub!) expressing aversion or contempt
Synonyms
1. See noise. 2. disturbance, disorder, confusion.
Antonyms
1. quiet. 2. calm.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hubbub
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • He had been awakened early by a hubbub of voices and laughter in the adjoining room.

    The conquest of Rome Matilde Serao
  • All this hubbub excited the attention of Boxtel, who was just taking his meal by his fireside.

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • At the first morning meal a hubbub took place among mothers with babes.

  • People turned to see what was the matter, and again did the hubbub increase.

  • They were the dancing girls from Gades, who, as they left Polyanthus' ship, passed unnoticed in the hubbub of the leave-taking.

    Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for hubbub

hubbub

/ˈhʌbʌb/
noun
1.
a confused noise of many voices
2.
uproar
Word Origin
C16: probably from Irish hooboobbes; compare Scottish Gaelic ubub! an exclamation of contempt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for hubbub
n.

1550s, whobub "confused noise," generally believed to be of Irish origin, perhaps from Gaelic ub!, expression of aversion or contempt, or Old Irish battle cry abu, from buide "victory."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hubbub

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hubbub

15
19
Scrabble Words With Friends