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hullabaloo

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noun hul·la·ba·loo \ˈhə-lə-bə-ˌlü\

Simple Definition of hullabaloo

  • : a very noisy and confused situation

  • : a situation in which many people are upset and angry about something

Full Definition of hullabaloo

plural hul·la·ba·loos

  1. :  din; also :  uproar

Examples of hullabaloo

  1. The announcement caused quite a hullabaloo.

  2. The announcement caused a lot of hullabaloo.

  3. There was a hullabaloo over his controversial statements.

  4. 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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