hoo-ha

or hoo-hah

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

noun

an uproarious commotion.

interjection

(used to express mock surprise or excitement.)

Nearby words

  1. honours list,
  2. honours of war,
  3. hons,
  4. honshu,
  5. hoo,
  6. hooch,
  7. hooch, pieter de,
  8. hoochinoo,
  9. hoochy koochy,
  10. hood

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 hoohah

hoo-ha

/ (ˈhuːˌhɑː) /

noun

a noisy commotion or fuss

Word Origin for hoo-ha

C20: of unknown origin

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