the puzzled noise of numerous sounds
- a confused disruption far greater than its cause merits
- loud disoriented sound from many resources
1890, from French brouhaha (1550s), stated by Gamillscheg to possess been, in medieval theater, "the cry of this devil concealed as clergy." Possibly from Hebrew barukh habba' "blessed end up being the one who comes," applied to general public events (such as Psalm 118).