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English definition of “hoopla”

hoopla

noun uk   /ˈhuːp.lɑː/ us  

hoopla noun (GAME)

[U] UK (US ringtoss) a game in which a ring is thrown so that it falls over an object: a game of hoopla

hoopla noun (EXCITEMENT)

[S or U] mainly US exciting noise and activity in celebration of an event: The usual hoopla surrounded the arrival of the pop star.
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