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brouhaha

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɹuː.hɑː.hɑː/

Noun

brouhaha (plural brouhahas)

  1. A stir; a fuss or uproar.
    Synonyms: commotion, hubbub, kerfuffle; see also Thesaurus:commotion

Translations


French

Etymology

Disputed. Possibly by assimilation from Hebrew בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא(barúkh habá, blessed (be) who comes), a collocation occurring in Psalm 118:28 and an interjection meaning “welcome” in Modern Hebrew. An alternative theory holds that the origin is onomatopoeic.

In regards to the semantic evolution to ”noisy meeting“, compare ramdam, sabbat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁu.a.a/

Noun

brouhaha m (plural brouhahas)

  1. brouhaha

References

  • “brouhaha”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • Michael Quinion (2004), “Brouhaha”, in Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, →ISBN.

Further reading

  • “brouhaha”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • fuss.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)