Definitions

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  • Chaos.

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  • noun Rare Chaos; confusion.

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  • noun chaos, confusion

Etymologies

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From the Hebrew phrase תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ (tóhu vavóhu, "formless and empty") in Genesis 1:2.

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  • tohubohu (TOH-hoo-BO-hoo) noun

    Chaos; confusion.

    From Hebrew tohu wa-bhohu, from tohu (formlessness) and bhohu (emptiness).

    -Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

    "Our problem is tohubohu. Our industry is drowning in it. But

    somehow, even with all the confusion and disorder, we manage

    to develop systems."

    Jerrold Grochow; Take a Little Tohubohu Off the Top; Software

    Magazine (Englewood, Colorado); Nov 1995.

    January 3, 2007