hoo-ha

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noun \ ˈhü-ˌhä \
variants: or less commonly hoo-hah

Definition of hoo-ha

Origin and Etymology of hoo-ha

probably from Yiddish hu-ha uproar, exclamation of surprise


HOO-HA Defined for English Language Learners

hoo-ha

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noun

Definition of hoo-ha for English Language Learners

  • : great excitement or concern about something



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