American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
- n. Extravagant publicity: The new sedan was introduced to the public with much hoopla.
- n. Informal Talk intended to mislead or confuse.
- n. a bustling to-do
- n. excited speech or noise, usually loud
- n. a carnival game in which the player attempts to throw hoops around pegs
- n. blatant or sensational promotion
- Perhaps from French houp-là, upsy-daisy! : houp (of imitative origin) + là, there; see voilà. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'm hopeful that it will be a very good story and for some people the hoopla is a big attraction too.”
“All this media hoopla is taking away from the real issues that face South Carolinians.”
“All of the hoopla is really about "process" or the lack of it in this case which is the Dem's and Obama's biggest mistake.”
“All this hoopla is nothing but trying to get the heat off their fradulent healthcare package.”
“All this hoopla is nothing more than pure prejudice!”
“She writes, A hoopla is a playful ritual designed to celebrate and affirm the hoops that we jump through in our lives.”
“No, one Reacher a year plus all the attendant promotional hoopla is enough for me.”
“Even with all the dribbling hoopla from the rightwing nuts we would've been sailing, and trendsetting instead of trying to catch up from behind.”
“I heard about this hoopla from a friend and was very amused to see it highlighted here.”
“All this reconciliation hoopla is a distraction – a false flag operation in military terms.”
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Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
Words or Sayings from the 1920's or whatever that no one really uses anymore (at least in that context).
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