Raised a great hue and cry about political corruption.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hue-and-cry
- Middle English hew and cri partial translation of Anglo-Norman hu e cri hu outcry, clamor (from Old French huer to shout) (of imitative origin) e and cri cry (from Old French crier to cry cry)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the Anglo-Norman legal phrase hu e cri.