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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
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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hype

verb

Definition of hype

hyped; hyping
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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

in the meaning defined above

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