Definition of tohubohu in English:

tohubohu

noun

informalNorth American
  • 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

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/