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Topic: GAMES

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: houp-là, a word expressing sudden movement

hoopla

noun
     
hoop‧la [uncountable]
1 especially American English excitement about something which attracts a lot of public attention:
all the hoopla that surrounded the trial
2 British EnglishDG a game in which prizes can be won by throwing a ring over an object from a distance
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