- a sexual encounter without a long-term commitment: I’m over these college boys who are only interested in meaningless hookups.
- a person with whom one has such an encounter: I ran into an old hookup at the club, but I pretended not to remember her.
- a supplier of illicit goods, usually drugs: My hookup is getting out of the game—can you introduce me to your guy?
- access to illegal drugs: When you are trying to score on the street it is easy to see who has the hookup.
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Example sentences from the Web for hookup
JSwipe definitely gives off less of a hookup vibe than others.
For their part, hookup apps say they are committed to promoting safe sex.
Reports of women feeling victimized by the campus “hookup culture” are greatly exaggerated.
Is an uptick in military sex assault just due to our hookup culture?
What the military has to confront is criminality, not a hookup culture.
While you have this hookup, try reversing the position of the leads connected to your batteries.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist|Eric B. Wilson
"Had a man here last week to give the furnace its summer hookup," said Mr. Bullfinch.Jerry's Charge Account|Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The hookup would be powered by the solar battery in the hydrolung power unit, by connecting wires through the breathing tube.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung|Victor Appleton
British Dictionary definitions for hookup
verb hook up (adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with hookup
Assemble or wire a mechanism, as in Dick helped us hook up the stereo system. [1920s]
Connect a mechanism with a main source, as in The computer had not yet been hooked up to the mainframe. [1920s]
hook up with. Form a tie or association, as in She had hooked up with the wrong crowd. [Slang; mid-1900s]