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hype, a

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hype, a

noun phrase

  1. A high-pressure advocacy or urging; a publicity or public relations invention: The nostalgia for the Fifties is not entirely a media hype/ This is gonna sound like a hype (mid-1960s+)
  2. A person or thing promoted by hype (mid-1960s+)
  3. A swindle; con, scam (1962+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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