ballyhoo

ballyhoo
[[t]bæ̱lihu͟ː, AM -huː[/t]]
ballyhooing, ballyhooed
1) N-UNCOUNT: also a N (disapproval) You can use ballyhoo to refer to great excitement or anger about something, especially when you disapprove of it because you think it is unnecessary or exaggerated.

Dr Gallo announced, amid much ballyhoo, that his laboratory had found the virus that caused AIDS.

Syn:
2) VERB: usu passive (disapproval) If you say that something is ballyhooed, you mean that there is a lot of excitement about it and people are claiming that it is very good. You use this word especially when you think the thing is not as exciting or good as people say.

[be V-ed] The power of red wine to counteract high cholesterol has been ballyhooed in the press.

[V-ed] ...the much-ballyhooed new Star Wars movie.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • ballyhoo — al ly*hoo n. noisy or blatant advertizing or publicity. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ballyhoo — n *publicity, promotion, propaganda Analogous words: advertisement, broadcasting (see under DECLARE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ballyhoo — ► NOUN informal ▪ extravagant publicity or fuss. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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  • ballyhoo — [20] Ballyhoo remains an etymological mystery, but there is no shortage of suggested candidates as its source: an Irish village called Ballyhooly; an old nautical slang word ballyhoo meaning ‘unseaworthy vessel’, which seems to have been an… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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