Hubbub Definition

hŭbŭb
noun
A loud confusing noise.
Could not be heard over the hubbub of the crowd.
American Heritage
A confused sound of many voices; uproar; tumult.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Hubbub

Noun

Singular:
hubbub
Plural:
hubbubs

Origin of Hubbub

  • Perhaps from Irish; compare Irish ababú! (a battle-cry), Gaelic ub! ub! (expressing contempt, etc.), ubh ubh! (expressing disgust).

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably of Irish origin Irish abb abb abb an exclamation of defiance or aggression or abú, abó a war cry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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