[ noun hoo-hah; interjection hoo-hah ]
/ noun ˈhuˌhɑ; interjection ˌhuˈhɑ /
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an uproarious commotion.
(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
/ (ˈhuːˌhɑː) /
a noisy commotion or fuss
Word Origin for hoo-ha
C20: of unknown origin
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