hoo-ha or hoo-hah (hhä)
1. A fuss; a disturbance: "the subject of this last hoo-hah" (William Safire).
2. A chortle or laugh: got a good hoo-ha out of that story.
[Perhaps from Yiddish hu-ha, to-do, uproar, exclamation.]
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