One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An uproar or disturbance.disturbance, racket, uproar, tumult, ruckus, clamour, brouhaha, furore, hue and cry, palaver, fuss, stir, to-do, storm, maelstrom, meleeView synonyms
Probably imitative, but perhaps influenced by Portuguese banguelê ‘riot, disorder’.
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