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hullabaloo

[huhl-uh-buh-loo] /ˈhʌl ə bəˌlu/
noun, plural hullabaloos.
1.
a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar.
Origin of hullabaloo
1750-1760
1750-60; apparently variant of haloobaloo, rhyming compound based on Scots baloo lullaby
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hullabaloo

/ˌhʌləbəˈluː/
noun (pl) -loos
1.
loud confused noise, esp of protest; commotion
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from interjection hallo + Scottish baloo lullaby
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Word Origin and History for hullabaloo
n.

1762, hollo-ballo "uproar," chiefly in northern England and Scottish, perhaps a rhyming reduplication of hollo (see hello).

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