- a loud, confused noise, as of many voices: There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement.
- tumult; uproar.
Origin of hubbub
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Examples from the Web for hub-bub
Historical Examples of hub-bub
In the hub-bub that went on about him Stud alone kept a clear head.Plowing On Sunday
There was no hub-bub, nor did any one talk; but all listened in silence.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
It seemed quiet, indeed, after the hub-bub of the day before.Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days
One never knows what to believe is real in this hub-bub place.Dorothy Dale in the City
But directly we got into the street, we were known, and the hub-bub began.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III
Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
- a confused noise of many voices
Word Origin for hubbub
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."