Ballyhoo meaning

băl'ē-ho͝o'
A halfbeak (Hemiramphus brasiliensis) of the western Atlantic Ocean, often used as bait for saltwater fishing.
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Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
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Noisy shouting or uproar.
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To advertise or publicize by sensational methods.
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Loud talk; noisy uproar.
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Loud, exaggerated, or sensational advertising or propaganda.
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To advertise or promote by sensational methods.
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Hemiramphus brasiliensis, an inshore, surface-dwelling species of needlefish forming sizeable schools.
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Origin of ballyhoo

  • American Spanish balajú, balao halfbeak probably of Taíno origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Possibly from Spanish balahu (“schooner”).
    From Wiktionary
  • Spanish balajú
    From Wiktionary
  • Unknown.
    From Wiktionary