[hoop-muh n, hoo p-] /ˈhup mən, ˈhʊp-/
noun, plural hoopmen. Sports Slang.
a basketball player.
Drunk: He would be orry-eyed before nightfall
[1940s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr hoary, ”frosty, hence icy, glazed,” with later dropping of the h to avoid whore]
[hoo-poo] /ˈhu pu/ noun 1. any Old World bird of the family Upupidae, especially Upupa epops, of Europe, having an erectile, fanlike crest. /ˈhuːpuː/ noun 1. an Old World bird, Upupa epops, having a pinkish-brown plumage with black-and-white wings and an erectile crest: family Upupidae, order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc) n. 1660s, from Latin upupa, imitative […]
- Hoop-petticoat narcissus
[hoop-pet-ee-koht, hoo p-] /ˈhupˌpɛt iˌkoʊt, ˈhʊp-/ noun 1. .
- Honours list
noun 1. (Brit) a list of those who have had or are having an honour, esp a peerage or membership of an order of chivalry, conferred on them
- Honour school
noun 1. (at Oxford University) one of the courses of study leading to an honours degree