informal: a disturbance or commotion typically caused by a dispute or conflict
In all the kerfuffle, nobody seemed to have noticed Harry, which suited him perfectly.
J. K. Rowling
It’s not the only school with dress code issues; almost every week there’s a local story about some kerfuffle over what kids wear to school.
1: a noisy attention-getting demonstration or talk
2: flamboyant, exaggerated, or sensational promotion or publicity
3: excited commotion
ballyhoo transitive verb
variants or less commonly hoo-hah
: a state or condition of excitement, agitation, or disturbance
: commotion, uproar
… she wore the jacket again … —wore it unapologetically knowing all the hoo-ha it had caused
“I remember one time there was a big hoo-hah about a rare bird.
: a loud, continued noise or mixture of noises
Why do roosters crow? If they’re like insects and frogs, that hullabaloo is an ad for a mate …
Somebody heard the splash and they raised an awful hullabaloo. ‘He’s gone! Lower the boats! …’
…Hunt and her pack of highly trained dogs set off a hellacious hullabaloo, yelling and barking, discharging firecrackers …—
: a state of commotion, excitement, or violent disturbance
: uproar, fuss
Would there be such a hullabaloo about the violence in her books if they had been written by a man?
Laura Z. Hobson
Sunday was a big day for the Philadelphia Phillies mascot … . It was his 40th birthday, and there was a big hullabaloo.
There’s been a lot of hullabaloo recently about the effects that grapefruit can have on certain meds.
When I heard the series would finally be available to stream on Hulu, I decided to finally see what all the hullabaloo was about.
From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary On-line