also hoo-hah noun Etymology: probably from Yiddish hu-ha uproar, exclamation of surprise Date: 1931 uproar

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  • hoo-ha — [ˈhu: ha:] n [singular, U] BrE [Date: 1900 2000; : Yiddish; Origin: hu ha] noisy talk or excitement about something unimportant = ↑fuss ▪ What s all the hoo ha about? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoo-ha — [ hu,ha ] noun uncount INFORMAL noisy excitement, arguments, or complaints …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hoo-ha — [ho͞o′hä΄] n. [echoic] Informal a commotion, fuss, or to do …   English World dictionary

  • hoo-ha — ► NOUN informal ▪ a commotion. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • hoo-ha — [“huha] 1. n. a commotion. □ What is all this hoo ha about? □ A deer created quite a hoo ha by running frantically through the department store. 2. n. nonsense. □ What is all this hoo ha about your leaving the company? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hoo-ha — [[t]hu͟ːhɑː[/t]] N SING: also no det If there is a hoo ha, there is a lot of fuss about something. [INFORMAL] Schulman is a little tired of the hoo ha about the all women team …   English dictionary

  • hoo-ha — /ˈhu ha / (say hooh hah) noun Colloquial 1. a fuss; commotion; turmoil. 2. noise, bustle, etc., especially associated with publicity: *the razzmatazz, hype or hoo ha that surrounds Sydney. –sun, 1986. 3. nonsense …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoo-ha — noun /ˈhuːˌhɑː/ A fuss, uproar, commotion or stir; hype; brouhaha There was a big hoo ha about it in the papers, and then the world completely forgot the matter …   Wiktionary

  • hoo-ha — n An uproar, commotion. Why all the hoo ha over calling my secretary Sweetie pie ? 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hoo-ha — noun (U) BrE noisy talk or excitement about something unimportant: What s all the hoo ha about? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoo-ha — Noun. A commotion, trouble, a row. E.g. There was a right hoo ha at work yesterday when the boss was caught kissing the office cleaner …   English slang and colloquialisms

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