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A loud fuss, uproar, or commotion. There was some brouhaha outside our apartment complex at 3 AM last night. The argument escalated into a full-blown brouhaha among the politicians.
Humorous or amusing, as opposed to strange (another meaning of "funny"). That play sure is funny. Funny ha-ha, I mean—I laughed through the whole thing.
See also: funny
informal Used as a written expression of laughter, or more generally to indicate that the writer finds something humorous. Also commonly written as "ha ha" or "ha-ha." Greater degrees of laughter or humor can be represented by more instances of "ha." A: "So then Charlie says, 'I've heard of teachers' pets, but this is ridiculous!'" B: "Haha, classic Charlie." A: "What did the surfer say about the London Underground? 'Totally Tubular, dude!'" B: "Hahaha, that's a good one!" A: "Congratulations on the promotion! Sounds like you're pretty much running the place now, eh?" B: "Ha ha, not quite, but thanks all the same."
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amusing; comical. (As opposed to funny peculiar.) I didn't mean that Mrs. Peters is funny ha-ha. She's weird—funny peculiar in fact. Mike thinks his jokes are funny ha-ha, but we laugh because they are so silly.
See also: funny
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A commotion, an uproar. Adopted from a fifteenth-century French term imitating a loud confused noise, it entered English in the late 1800s and has become a cliché. A Boston Globe column edited by Devra First had it, “What are your thoughts on the Josh Ozersky brouhaha? In brief the food writer pens a column about his wedding, saying caterers can’t cook . . . Then it turns out he didn’t pay for the food.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer