hoopla(redirected from hooplas)
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a. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
b. Extravagant publicity: The new sedan was introduced to the public with much hoopla.
2. Talk intended to mislead or confuse.
[Perhaps from French houp-là, upsy-daisy! : houp (of imitative origin) + là, there; see voilà.]
1. (Games, other than specified) Brit a fairground game in which a player tries to throw a hoop over an object and so win it
2. slang US and Canadian noise; bustle
3. slang US nonsense; ballyhoo
[C20: see whoop, la2]
1. commotion; to-do.
2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo.
[1865–70; < French houp-là! command (as to a child) to move, take a step]