[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]


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