hoopman

[ hoop-muh n, hoo p- ]
/ ˈhup mən, ˈhʊp- /

noun, plural hoop·men. Sports Slang.

a basketball player.

Origin of hoopman

1680–90 for sense “acrobat”; hoop + -man
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