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hullabaloo definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -loos) Etymology: perhaps from hallo + Scots balloo, interjection used to hush children Date: 1762 din; also uproar

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. hullabaloos) an uproar or clamour. Etymology: 18th c.: redupl. of hallo, hullo, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hullabaloo Hul`la*ba*loo", n. [Perh. a corruption of hurly-burly.] A confused noise; uproar; tumult. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A hullabaloo is a lot of noise or fuss made by people who are angry or excited about something. (INFORMAL) I was scared by the hullabaloo over my arrival. = rumpus N-SING

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Racket, din, clamor, uproar, hubbub, outcry, vociferation, disturbance, confusion, noisy sport.

Moby Thesaurus

Bedlam let loose, ado, agitation, babel, bedlam, blast, bobbery, bother, botheration, brawl, brouhaha, burst, bustle, charivari, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, commotion, din, discord, donnybrook, drunken brawl, dustup, feery-fary, ferment, fidgetiness, fit, flap, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteriness, fracas, free-for-all, fuss, fussiness, gaff, hell broke loose, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, jangle, loud noise, maelstrom, noise, noise and shouting, outcry, pandemonium, pother, racket, rattle, restlessness, rhubarb, roar, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, scramble, shindy, shivaree, spasm, spurt, stew, stir, sweat, swirl, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, to-do, tumult, unquiet, uproar, vociferation, vortex, whirl, whisper



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