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[huhb-uhb] /ˈhʌb ʌb/

a loud, confused noise, as of many voices:
There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement.
tumult; uproar.
a confused noise of many voices

see hubbub.

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.”


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