hoo-ha

noun
\ ˈhü-ˌhä How to pronounce hoo-ha (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hoo-hah

Definition of hoo-ha

informal
: a state or condition of excitement, agitation, or disturbance : commotion, uproar … she wore the jacket again … —wore it unapologetically knowing all the hoo-ha it had caused …— Vanessa Friedman "I remember one time there was a big hoo-hah about a rare bird."— Lee Child

First Known Use of hoo-ha

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoo-ha

probably from Yiddish hu-ha uproar, exclamation of surprise

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The first known use of hoo-ha was in 1931

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“Hoo-ha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoo-ha. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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hoo-ha

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English Language Learners Definition of hoo-ha

informal + usually disapproving : great excitement or concern about something

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