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hype

play
noun \ˈhīp\

Definition of hype

  1. 1 slang :  a narcotics addict

  2. 2 slang :  hypodermic



Origin of hype

by shortening & alteration from hypodermic


First Known Use: 1924

Rhymes with hype


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hype

verb

Definition of hype

hypedhyping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  stimulate, enliven —usually used with up <hyping herself up for the game>

  3. 2 :  increase

hyped–up play \ˈhīp-ˈdəp\ adjective


1938

First Known Use of hype

1938


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hype

verb

Definition of hype

hypedhyp·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  put on, deceive

  3. 2 :  to promote or publicize extravagantly <hyping this fall's TV lineup>



Origin of hype

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1931


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hype

noun

Definition of hype

  1. 1 :  deception, put-on

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



1955

First Known Use of hype

1955


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hype

adjective

Definition of hype

slang

  1. :  excellent, cool



Examples of hype

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



1989

First Known Use of hype

1989




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