[noun hoo-hah; interjection hoo-hah] /noun ˈhuˌhɑ; interjection ˌhuˈhɑ/ Informal.

an uproarious commotion.
(used to express mock surprise or excitement.)
a noisy commotion or fuss


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

[1930s+; fr Yiddish]


[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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