[hoop-lah] /ˈhup lɑ/
bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do.
sensational publicity; ballyhoo.
speech or writing intended to mislead or to obscure an issue.
(Brit) a fairground game in which a player tries to throw a hoop over an object and so win it
(US & Canadian, slang) noise; bustle
(US, slang) nonsense; ballyhoo
1877, hoop la, American English, earlier houp-la, exclamation accompanying quick movement (1870), of unknown origin, perhaps borrowed from French houp-là “upsy-daisy,” also a cry to dogs, horses, etc.
[1877+; perhaps fr hoop-la!, the stagecoach driver’s exhortation to his horses]
[hoop-muh n, hoo p-] /ˈhup mən, ˈhʊp-/ noun, plural hoopmen. Sports Slang. 1. a basketball player. adjective 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