hoop·​ster ˈhüp-stər How to pronounce hoopster (audio)
: a basketball player

Examples of hoopster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hall-Scriven is the latest hoopster to return to the Last Frontier to play for one of the two University of Alaska Division II programs. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2022 That hinges on her signing of a high school hoopster perceived as a generational talent. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 July 2022 In this crowd-pleasing underdog sports story, Sandler plays a pro basketball scout who yearns to be a coach and sees his ticket to the big time in a talented Spanish hoopster (Juancho Hernangómez) with a troublesome past. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2022 The story has been out for years about the time the late pop superstar took over the hoopster’s pad out in California and lent his own eccentric vibe to the place. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Apr. 2022 After the mother of the Portola hoopster spread the videos on social media — and only after this happened — Laguna Hills High officials spoke up. Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 Lawyers for Abdelaziz, whom prosecutors allege paid Singer $300,000 to help Sabrina get into USC as a fake hoopster, and Wilson contend their clients thought their payments to Singer were legitimate donations. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Once West Clermont opened up, Amelia athletic director James Collins was tabbed as Wolves AD and the former Baron hoopster brought his old coach down Clough Pike with him. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, 13 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoopster was circa 1934

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“Hoopster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoopster. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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