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nounIrish English, South Midland, British Regional, Southern, United States Regional
A fuss; a disturbance. Now rare.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Alexander Stevens (?1710–1784), actor and writer. Probably variant of oration with metanalysis, perhaps reinforced by association with narration.
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