verb (used with object), hyped, hyp·ing.
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Definition for hype (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for hype
For OK Go the music video is medium for personal creativity, hype, and branding.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age|Lauren Schwartzberg|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His stories about his tenure in Washington hype his success in fixing housing problems in “inner cities.”
In short, my $18-plus-cost-of-replacement-filters Brita water system may not live up to the hype.
But as the hype surrounding the movie heightens, many are curious about the writer behind the story.A Trailblazer in YA Dystopian Fiction: An Interview With 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry|Marianne Hayes|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And you go on this boat because of all the hype and the commotion around it, and the boat is sinking.
He could buttock cleanly, hype quickly, and excelled in most other chips.Wrestling and Wrestlers:|Jacob Robinson
What should be held true – the hype or the dismal statistics?After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
But let us hype they distributed some of their superfluous coin among these hapless exiles to purchase food and a night's lodging.Grandfather's Chair|Nathaniel Hawthorne
I saw images of the ship riding along beside me, out there in the hype.Next Door, Next World|Robert Donald Locke
To bear the victor's hard commands, or bring The weight of waters from Hype'ria's spring.Mosaics of Grecian History|Marcius Willson
British Dictionary definitions for hype (1 of 2)
Word Origin for hype
British Dictionary definitions for hype (2 of 2)
Word Origin for hype
Word Origin and History for hype
"excessive or misleading publicity or advertising," 1967, American English (the verb is attested from 1937), probably in part a back-formation of hyperbole, but also from underworld slang sense "swindle by overcharging or short-changing" (1926), a back-formation of hyper "short-change con man" (1914), from prefix hyper- meaning "over, to excess." Also possibly influenced by drug addicts' slang hype, 1913 shortening of hypodermic needle. Related: Hyped; hyping. In early 18c., hyp "morbid depression of the spirits" was colloquial for hypochondria (usually as the hyp or the hyps).