Definition of tohubohu in English:

tohubohu

noun

North American
informal
  • A state of chaos; utter confusion.

    ‘a fearful tohubohu’
    confusion, upheaval, upheavals, turbulence, tumult, disorder, commotion, disturbance, agitation, ferment, unrest, trouble, disruption, upset, convulsions, chaos, mayhem, pandemonium, bedlam, uproar
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Origin

From Hebrew tōhū wa-ḇōhū ‘emptiness and desolation’, translated in Gen. 1:2 (Bible of 1611) as ‘without form and void’.

Pronunciation

tohubohu

/ˌtəʊhuːˈbəʊhuː/