Word of the DayFriday, March 28, 2008
\HUL-uh-buh-loo\ , noun;
A confused noise; uproar; tumult.
True, he had diplomatic immunity as the assistant agricultural officer at the consulate, but the publicity and hullabaloo of an arrest and interrogation, not to mention expulsion from the country, would not be career-enhancing.
-- Stephen Coonts, Hong Kong
By jumping on and off goods trains and encountering a sympathetic manager who hid him down a mine until the hullabaloo over his escape had died down, he finally reached freedom.
-- David Stafford, Churchill and Secret Service
Hullabaloo is perhaps a corruption of hurly-burly, or the interjection halloo with rhyming reduplication.
POWERED BY 4INFO
Get Word of the Day
Words of the Day