Monday, September 16, 2013


Definition: (from
1. a loud, confused noise, as of many voices
2. tumult; uproar

"There was a great hubbub in the living room after Dad's favorite football team lost the game."
"The hubbub coming from the classroom could only mean that the teacher had just announced a pop quiz."

Origin: (from
"1550s, whobub 'confused noise,' generally believed to be of Irish origin, perhaps from Gaelic ub!, expression of aversion or contempt, or Old Irish battle cry abu, from buide 'victory.'"

Awkwardness rating: 5

Make sure to hubbub-proof your home this football season. (

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