brouhaha vs hubbub what difference

what is difference between brouhaha and hubbub

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French brouhaha, but disputed as to where from before that. Possibly from Hebrew בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא(barúkh habá, welcome, literally blessed is he who comes).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɹuː.hɑː.hɑː/

Noun

brouhaha (plural brouhahas)

  1. A stir; a fuss or uproar.
    Synonyms: commotion, hubbub, kerfuffle; see also Thesaurus:commotion

Translations


French

Etymology

Disputed. Possibly from an onomatopoeic assimilation from Hebrew בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא(barúkh habá, welcome, literally blessed is he who comes)

In regards to the semantic evolution to “noisy meeting” compare with ramdam, sabbat

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁu.a.a/

Noun

brouhaha m (plural brouhahas)

  1. brouhaha
    • 1865, Jules Verne, De la Terre à la Lune:
      Un brouhaha, une tempête d’exclamations accueillit ces paroles.

      A brouhaha, a gale of exclamations welcomed those words.

References

  • “brouhaha” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • Michael Quinion (2004), “Brouhaha”, in Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, →ISBN.

Further reading

  • “brouhaha” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Alternative forms

  • whobub (obsolete)

Etymology

Mid 16thc. Perhaps from Irish; compare Irish ababú!, abú! (battle-cry), Gaelic ub! ub! (expressing contempt, etc.), ubh ubh! (expressing disgust).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌbʌb/

Noun

hubbub (plural hubbubs)

  1. A confused uproar, commotion, tumult or racket.
    • Of stunning sounds and voices all confused,
      Borne through the hollow dark, assaults his ear
      With loudest vehemence.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:commotion

Translations

Verb

hubbub (third-person singular simple present hubbubs, present participle hubbubing or hubbubbing, simple past and past participle hubbubed or hubbubbed)

  1. (intransitive) To cause a tumult or racket.
    • 2016, Daniel Gray, Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football
      It becomes a grotto, hubbubbing with more noise than any class on a school visit could make, the air mobbed by breathless chatter about life and the transfer window.

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