[ toh-hoo-boh-hoo ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century; Hebrew First recorded in 1605–15; Hebrew tōhū wā-bhōhū “unformed and empty”
  • turmoil
  • disturbance
  • upheaval
  • tumult
  • commotion
  • trouble
  • pandemonium
  • uproar
  • calm
  • peace
  • contentedness
  • composure
  • harmony
  • order
chaos; disorder; confusion
A) The concert degraded into tohubohu when the band finally came out and the audience rushed the stage. B) The passengers were in a state of tohubohu when they learned their flight was delayed yet again.
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