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This week's theme: Words borrowed from Irish.
hubbub (HUB-ub) noun
Excited fuss or tumult of a crowd.
[Perhaps from Irish ubub (an interjection of contempt).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Italian footballers were showered with applause and surrounded by flashing cameras, songs, and chants. The hubbub generates a sense of excitement unique to the sport of football." Do Hung; Champions' Charm; Thanh Nien (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam); Jun 5, 2008.
Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)
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