Meaning of “ballyhoo” in the English Dictionary

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"ballyhoo" in British English

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ballyhoonoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbæl.iˈhuː/ us /ˌbæl.iˈhuː/ old-fashioned slang

a lot of noise and activity, often with no real purpose:

I can't see what all this ballyhoo is about.

(Definition of “ballyhoo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)