TODAY’S WORD FROM A.W.A.D.

Good morning folks,
I’m late with this contribution (it’s yesterday’s word actually) but … better late than never!

caosbrouhaha

PRONUNCIATION:
(BROO-ha-ha, broo-ha-HA, broo-HA-ha)
MEANING:
noun: Noise, confusion, and excitement, especially over something insignificant.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French, of imitative origin. It has been also suggested it’s an alteration of the Hebrew term barukh habba (welcome, literally, “blessed be the one who comes”). It was also used in French drama for a devil’s cry as: brou, ha, ha! Earliest documented use: 1890.
USAGE:
“The brouhaha threatened to create a political firestorm in Ottawa.” Paul Koring; Key Democrat Pelosi Voices Doubts on Keystone;
The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Mar 14, 2013.

 

Courtesy of A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

http://wordsmith.org/words/brouhaha.html

See you soon …

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