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See also: hub-bub
- whobub (obsolete)
hubbub (plural hubbubs)
- A confused uproar, commotion, tumult or racket.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:commotion
- 1667, John Milton, “Book II”, in Paradise Lost. […], London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, →OCLC:
- At length a universal hubbub wild
Of stunning sounds and voices all confused,
Borne through the hollow dark, assaults his ear
With loudest vehemence.
a confused uproar, commotion, tumult or racket
- (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.