hubbub

[huhb-uhb]

Origin of hubbub

1545–55; apparently of Irish orig.; akin to Scots Gaelic cry ubub! (reduplication of ub!) expressing aversion or contempt

Synonyms for hubbub

1. See noise. 2. disturbance, disorder, confusion.

Antonyms for hubbub

1. quiet. 2. calm.
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hubbub

noun
  1. a confused noise of many voices
  2. uproar

Word Origin for hubbub

C16: probably from Irish hooboobbes; compare Scottish Gaelic ubub! an exclamation of contempt
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Word Origin and History for hub-bub
n.

see hubbub.

hubbub

n.

1550s, whobub "confused noise," generally believed to be of Irish origin, perhaps from Gaelic ub!, expression of aversion or contempt, or Old Irish battle cry abu, from buide "victory."

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