Definition of hoo-ha in English:

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hoo-ha

Pronunciation: /ˈho͞ohä/

noun

[in singular] informal
A commotion; a fuss: the book was causing such a hoo-ha
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  • After all the hoo-ha about it being the ‘most dangerous proposition put to the British people’, and all the forecasts of a blood-curdling English backlash, the shires of Middle England have remained calm.
  • Public support depends in part on disguising the reality of war (hence the hypocritical hoo-ha about the ‘parading’ of prisoners) and on calculating the acceptability of death.
  • In fact, the current hoo-ha there is a testament to the ruthless way in which the élite has traditionally withheld the details of EU agreements from the population.

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: hoo-ha

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