or hoo-hah

[noun hoo-hah; interjection hoo-hah]Informal.
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  1. (used to express mock surprise or excitement.)

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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Related Words for hoo-ha

to-do, stir, row

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  1. a noisy commotion or fuss

Word Origin for hoo-ha

C20: of unknown origin
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