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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French brouhaha, but disputed as to where from before that. Possibly from Hebrew בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא(barúkh habá, welcome, literally blessed is he who comes).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɹuː.hɑː.hɑː/
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NounEdit

brouhaha (plural brouhahas)

  1. A stir; a fuss or uproar.
    Synonyms: commotion, hubbub, kerfuffle; see also Thesaurus:commotion
    It caused quite a brouhaha when the school suspended one of its top students for refusing to adhere to the dress code.

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EtymologyEdit

Disputed. Possibly from an onomatopoeic assimilation from Hebrew בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא(barúkh habá, welcome, literally blessed is he who comes)

In regards to the semantic evolution to "noisy meeting" compare with ramdam, sabbat

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brouhaha m (plural brouhahas)

  1. brouhaha
    • 1865, Jules Verne, De la Terre à la Lune:
      Un brouhaha, une tempête d’exclamations accueillit ces paroles.
      A brouhaha, a gale of exclamations welcomed those words.

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