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  1. working energetically; busily engaged: He kept the staff hopping in order to get the report finished.
  2. going from one place or situation to another of a similar specified type (usually used in combination): restaurant-hopping.
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  1. hopping mad, furious; enraged: He was hopping mad when his daughter dropped out of college.
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Origin of hopping

First recorded in 1665–75; hop1 + -ing2
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Related Words for hopping mad

enraged, frenzied, raging, vehement, livid, violent, frantic, desperate, incensed, fierce, frenetic, annoyed, boiling, cross, displeased, furious, hot, huffy, inflamed, infuriated

British Dictionary definitions for hopping mad


  1. the action of a person or animal that hops
  2. Tyneside dialect a fair, esp (the Hoppings) an annual fair in Newcastle
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  1. hopping mad in a terrible rage
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Idioms and Phrases with hopping mad

hopping mad

Enraged, furious, as in I was hopping mad when they left my name off the list. This expression conjures up an image of jumping up and down with rage. [Colloquial; early 1800s]

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