Simple Definition of hullabaloo
: a very noisy and confused situation
: a situation in which many people are upset and angry about something
Examples of hullabaloo
The announcement caused quite a hullabaloo.
The announcement caused a lot of hullabaloo.
There was a hullabaloo over his controversial statements.
There was a lot of hullabaloo over his controversial statements.
Origin of hullabaloo
perhaps from hallo + Scots balloo, interjection used to hush children
First Known Use: 1762
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