Slang – Hullabaloo.
Meaning – A commotion, disturbance, uproar or fuss. This expression is used to describe some kind of noisy argument or disagreement. A hullabaloo is a loud noise caused by people who are annoyed or angry. This slang can also be used to describe a loud and chaotic situation, or a lot of excited activity.
Hullabaloo is British English slang. This expression originated in Scotland. This is quite an old-fashioned expression that is still used today. There is another Scottish slang expression that can be used to describe a noisy or lively argument – argy-bargy!
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A similar informal expression is kerfuffle.
- “I just wanted to borrow a book but the librarian was crazy. He created a hullabaloo over nothing!”
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