hopping

adverb
hop·​ping | \ˈhä-piŋ \

Definition of hopping 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: extremely, violently used in the phrase hopping mad

hopping

adjective

Definition of hopping (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : intensely active : busy they kept us hopping

2 : extremely angry

hopping

noun

Definition of hopping (Entry 3 of 3)

: a going from one place to another of the same kind usually used in combination gallery-hoppingbar-hopping

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Examples of hopping in a Sentence

Adjective

The boss kept me hopping all day. when he saw what I'd done to his car, the other driver was hopping

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

But the hoppingest place to be is the locals-favorite The Mangy Moose, a cavernous, packed, two-level, two-bar building hung with license plates and a huge, well, ragged taxidermied moose. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Jackson Hole Is the Perfect Ski Town," 21 Mar. 2018 The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport will be a hopping place this coming weekend and next for Christmas and New Year's Day. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Everything you need to know about getting around CVG this holiday season," 20 Dec. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In the evenings, it's packed with people bar-hopping, attending festivals and marches, and Sacramento Kings games. The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board, sacbee, "Everybody poops. Sacramento must make sure homeless people can do it in a toilet | The Sacramento Bee," 19 Mar. 2018 Right now, job-hopping is on the rise because of the good economy and millennials who’ve grown up suspecting that there’s no such thing as loyalty from employers anymore. NBC News, "Job-hopping is on the rise. Should you consider switching roles to make more money?," 24 Apr. 2018 Do some vineyard hopping or visit many of the microbreweries, but if spirits are more your thing, Margaret River Distilling Company crafts a range of whiskies, vodkas, and outstanding gins using native botanicals. Christina Liao, Vogue, "Why You Should Be Going to Australia for Fresh Black Truffles," 12 July 2018 There’s also a lot of dull hopping and racing and mumbling — whereas Beatle ad-libs were witty before, now everyone just sounds stoned out of his mind. Jordan Hoffman, New York Times, "Where to Stream the Best, and the Most Ridiculous, of the Beatles on Film," 9 July 2018 Mushet hopes that the Opera House will be the festival’s permanent home after several years of venue-hopping and resulting financial stress. Claudia Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco’s Ethnic Dance Fest celebrates 40 years," 12 July 2018 There are parking options about a block and a half away, but his customers were adults, not young people bar hopping. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Andiamo CEO fires back after Royal Oak mayor pans food," 9 July 2018 Another residence later reported seeing a suspect dressed in black hopping fences in that same neighborhood. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha police report: Victim's friends follow suspected burglar from Milwaukee to Waukesha," 3 Jan. 2018 The resurgence of job-hopping is particularly helpful for younger workers looking for footholds to launch their careers, said Erika McEntarfer, an economist at the Census Bureau. Eric Morath, WSJ, "In This Economy, Quitters Are Winning," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of hopping

Adverb

1675, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hopping

Adverb

see hop entry 1

Adjective

see hop entry 1

Noun

see hop entry 1

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The first known use of hopping was in 1675

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More Definitions for hopping

hopping

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of hopping

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: very or extremely

hopping

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hopping (Entry 2 of 3)

: very busy or active

hopping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hopping (Entry 3 of 3)

: the activity of going from one place to another place of the same kind

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