I. noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from hypodermic Date: 1924 1. slang a narcotics addict 2. slang hypodermic II. transitive verb (hyped; hyping) Date: 1938 1. stimulate, enliven — usually used with up <
hyping herself up for the game
2. increasehyped-up adjective III. transitive verb (hyped; hyping) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1931 1. put on, deceive 2. to promote or publicize extravagantly <
hyping this fall's TV lineup
IV. noun Date: 1955 1. deception, put-on 2. publicity; especially promotional publicity of an extravagant or contrived kind <
all the hype before the boxing match
V. adjective Date: 1989 slang excellent, cool

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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