hubbub

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

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hubbub (plural hubbubs)

  1. A confused uproar, commotion, tumult or racket.
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost
      At length a universal hubbub wild
      Of stunning sounds and voices all confused,
      Borne through the hollow dark, assaults his ear
      With loudest vehemence.

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