Hoopla Definition

ho͝oplä, ho͝op-
noun
Great excitement; bustle.
Webster's New World
Showy publicity; ballyhoo.
Webster's New World
Talk intended to mislead or confuse.
American Heritage

A carnival game in which the player attempts to throw hoops around pegs.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Hoopla

Noun

Singular:
hoopla
Plural:
hooplas

Origin of Hoopla

  • Perhaps from French houp-là upsy-daisy! houp (of imitative origin) there voilà

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Earlier houp-la, from French houp-là, oup-là (“upsadaisy”).

    From Wiktionary

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