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hype

noun \ ˈhīp \

Definition of hype

1 slang : a narcotics addict
2 slang : hypodermic

Origin and Etymology of hype

by shortening & alteration from hypodermic


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hype

verb

Definition of hype

hyped; hyping
transitive verb
1 : stimulate, enliven usually used with up
  • hyping herself up for the game
2 : increase

hyped-up

play \ˈhīpt-ˈəp\ adjective

First Known Use of hype

1938


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hype

verb

Definition of hype

hyped; hyping
transitive verb
2 : to promote or publicize extravagantly
  • hyping this fall's TV lineup

Origin and Etymology of hype

origin unknown


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hype

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


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hype

adjective

Definition of hype

slang

Examples of hype in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of hype

1989

hype Synonyms

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
Related Words
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
Near Antonyms
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate



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