Friday, April 06, 2001
Definitions for hullabaloo
- A confused noise; uproar; tumult.
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Citations for hullabaloo
True, he had diplomatic immunity as the assistant agricultural officer at the consulate, but the publicity and hullabaloo of an arrest and interrogation, not to mention expulsion from the country, would not be career-enhancing.
By jumping on and off goods trains and encountering a sympathetic manager who hid him down a mine until the hullabaloo over his escape had died down, he finally reached freedom.
Origin of hullabaloo
Hullabaloo is perhaps a corruption of hurly-burly, or the interjection halloo with rhyming reduplication.