hoopla


hoop·la

noun \ˈhü-ˌplä, ˈh-\

: talk or writing that is designed to get people excited about and interested in something

Full Definition of HOOPLA

:  to-do; also :  ballyhoo

Examples of HOOPLA

  1. Many people have grown tired of all the hoopla surrounding the opening of the new theater.
  2. <for all of the hoopla, very little news emerged from the governor's press conference>

Origin of HOOPLA

French houp-là, interjection
First Known Use: 1877

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hoople
Previous Word in the Dictionary: hoop iron
All Words Near: hoopla

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up hoopla? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).