brouhaha brouhaha  /b ˈru hɑ hɑ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) loud confused noise from many sources
  2. (n) a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • This kind of pre-opening brouhaha generally can have only two satisfying endings.

News

  1. Is the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Really for Real?

    Barely had the metaphorical ink dried on my post last week about the manufactured brouhaha surrounding Dunkin’ Donuts’ nationwide rollout of its doughnut breakfast sandwich when my editor emailed me this link with the subject line, “Have fun!”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Woman hurt trying to end fight

    MANALAPAN — A resident of Manalapan sustained a compound fracture to her left leg as she attempted to break up a fight at the clubhouse at the Knob Hill golf course and country club, Route 33, on the evening of May 23. No charges were filed against the participants in the brouhaha. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: News Transcript

  3. Tuesday offseason one-liners

    Some links from around college football on a Tuesday… Grading the realignment moves of the past few years. There was a brief Twitter brouhaha when Oklahoma State commit Juwan Offray tweeted out a photo of him holding cash. He tells the Tulsa World he got it from his mother. Tip: don’t tweet out photos of you…
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk

Quotes

  1. "I think that we ought to have such an attempt to take all of this brouhaha (about the cartoons) ...... and use it to force a dialogue," Mr Clinton told a global business forum in Sydney. "Does anybody here know whether that cartoonist knew...
    on Feb 21, 2006 By: Bill Clinton Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "There's such a brouhaha around it, so I chose to play instead," Parnevik told Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet for Wednesday's editions.
    on Oct 6, 2004 By: Jesper Parnevik Source: USA Today

  3. "We are doing it to an extent here at the G8 by having an accountability report published about the promises we made back at the famous Gleneagles G8, where there was a big brouhaha about the promises made to Africa," Cameron said. "And there...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: CBC.ca

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