from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A fuss; a disturbance: "the subject of this last hoo-hah” ( William Safire).
  • n. Slang A chortle or laugh: got a good hoo-ha out of that story.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fuss, uproar, commotion or stir; hype; brouhaha
  • n. vagina

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disorderly outburst or tumult


Perhaps from Yiddish hu-ha, to-do, uproar, exclamation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from Yiddish הו־האַ (hu-ha, "a hullabaloo") (Wiktionary)



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