- bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do.
- sensational publicity; ballyhoo.
- speech or writing intended to mislead or to obscure an issue.
Origin of hoopla
Examples from the Web for hoopla
But the hoopla over it reflects some strange and antiquated thinking.'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Not a Watershed Moment for Women
August 4, 2014
But this spring in Paris, the Mapplethorpe hoopla is taking an interesting turn.Mapplethorpe’s Artistic Twin
April 8, 2014
That is the kind of human bridge-building these foreign trips with all the hoopla can produce.Obama In Israel: He Came, He Spoke, They Swooned
March 22, 2013
None of the hoopla seemed to have fazed the Iranian president, who loves to bask in controversy during his U.S. visits.Ahmadinejad Basks in His Own Glory
September 23, 2011
And the biggest question of all: will these two lovers find that fairy-tale ending after all the hoopla dies down?Michaele and Neal Speak Out!
September 20, 2011
- British a fairground game in which a player tries to throw a hoop over an object and so win it
- US and Canadian slang noise; bustle
- US slang nonsense; ballyhoo
Word Origin and History for hoopla
1877, hoop la, American English, earlier houp-la, exclamation accompanying quick movement (1870), of unknown origin, perhaps borrowed from French houp-là "upsy-daisy," also a cry to dogs, horses, etc.