hype


1hype

noun \ˈhīp\

Definition of HYPE

1
slang :  a narcotics addict
2
slang :  hypodermic

Origin of HYPE

by shortening & alteration from hypodermic
First Known Use: 1924

Rhymes with HYPE

2hype

verb
hypedhyping

Definition of HYPE

transitive verb
1
:  stimulate, enliven —usually used with up <hyping herself up for the game>
2
:  increase
hyped–up \ˈhīp-ˈdəp\ adjective

First Known Use of HYPE

1938

3hype

verb
hypedhyp·ing

Definition of HYPE

transitive verb
1
2
:  to promote or publicize extravagantly <hyping this fall's TV lineup>

Origin of HYPE

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1931

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

4hype

noun

Definition of HYPE

2
:  publicity; especially :  promotional publicity of an extravagant or contrived kind <all the hype before the boxing match>

First Known Use of HYPE

1955

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

5hype

adjective

Definition of HYPE

slang

Examples of HYPE

  1. <a couple of the tracks on the album feature some really hype vocals>

First Known Use of HYPE

1989

Related to HYPE

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, excellent [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

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