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hoo-ha

or hoo-hah

[ noun hoo-hah; interjection hoo-hah ]
/ noun ˈhuˌhɑ; interjection ˌhuˈhɑ /
Informal.
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noun

an uproarious commotion.

interjection

(used to express mock surprise or excitement.)

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Origin of hoo-ha

1930–35; probably <Yiddish hu-ha to-do, uproar, exclamation of surprise; compare Polish hu-ha exclamation of joy
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British Dictionary definitions for hoo-ha

hoo-ha
/ (ˈhuːˌhɑː) /

noun

a noisy commotion or fuss
C20: of unknown origin
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