Meaning of “hullabaloo” in the English Dictionary

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"hullabaloo" in British English

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hullabaloonoun [ S ]

uk /ˌhʌl.ə.bəˈluː/ us /ˌhʌl.ə.bəˈluː/ old-fashioned

a loud noise made by people who are angry or annoyed; a lot of angry comments made in public about someone or something:

There's a crowd of angry demonstrators making a real hullabaloo outside the Houses of Parliament.

public disapproval or complaints:

The minister resigned after all the hullabaloo over his affair with an actress.

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

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hullabaloonoun [ C ]

us /ˌhʌl·ə·bəˈlu/ plural hullabaloos infml

a loud noise made by people, often because they are angry, or a situation in which many people are angry or upset:

They finally stopped production of the play because of all the hullabaloo it caused.

(Definition of “hullabaloo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)