noun to·hu·bo·hu \¦tōˌhü¦bōˌhü\

Definition of tohubohu



  1. :  chaos, confusion bringing order out of the tohubohu of human relations — Walter Lippmann

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Origin and Etymology of tohubohu

Hebrew tōhū wā-bhōhū without form and void, from tōhū formlessness, confusion + bōhū emptiness

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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