Unlike the websites of old, dating or “hook-up” apps are considered cool and have quickly become a social norm.
A Palace aide, however, told the Daily Beast that they were not “overly concerned” by the issue of hook-up app guests.
In 2009 Grindr debuted, a dating (or, really, hook-up) app geared towards gay, bi-sexual, and bi-curious men.
When you met him on Tinder were you initially thinking of this as a hook-up or a relationship?
It was never meant to be a “hook-up app” so he knew that about me.
The popularity of hook-up apps has further pushed the stereotype that gay men are sex-obsessed.
That's where the Germans that put in the radio plant made their hook-up.
Twisted and squeezed through rolls of skeins of hook-up wire.
He addressed Gus, who was laying out the hook-up for a crystal set.
I don't blame him a bit—I wouldn't like to be on the receiving end of this hook-up myself.
a casual sexual relationship; also, a casual sex act; also written hookup
Instead of having real romance nowadays, many college students are resorting to hook-ups.
Old English hoc "hook, angle," perhaps related to Old English haca "bolt," from Proto-Germanic *hokaz/*hakan- (cf. Old Frisian hok, Middle Dutch hoek, Dutch haak, German Haken "hook"), from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth" (cf. Russian kogot "claw"). For spelling, see hood (n.1).
Boxing sense of "short, swinging blow with the elbow bent" is from 1898. Figurative sense was in Middle English (see hooker). By hook or by crook (late 14c.) probably alludes to tools of professional thieves. Hook, line, and sinker "completely" is 1838, a metaphor from angling.