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[hoo k-uhp] /ˈhʊkˌʌp/
an act or instance of hooking up.
an assembly and connection of parts, components, or apparatus into a circuit, network, machine, or system.
the circuit, network, machine, or system so formed.
a device or connection, as a plug, hose, or pipe, for conveying electricity, a water supply, etc., from a source to a user:
Some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers.
Informal. an association, alliance, or cooperative effort:
A closer hookup of Caribbean nations would be good for international trade.
Origin of hookup
1900-05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hook up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hookup
  • They require only an electrical hookup and chilled water from the outside.
  • He has given demonstrations of his playful hookup to middle- and high-school students.
  • Water hookup in place and house and septic plans included.
  • Water and electric hookup are also available when necessary.
  • Partial hookup campsites provide water and electricity and are intended for tents or pop-up camper vans.
  • Turn off the circuit breaker on the shore hookup box and connect the electrical power cord to the box.
  • The full hookup offers water, electric and sewer while the partial hookup only includes water and electric.
  • All sites include water and electric, with some also having sewer hookup.
  • For a lower rate, no-hookup sites are also available.
  • There was a small generator and a satellite hookup for television.
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Word Origin and History for hookup

also hook up, "connection," 1903; modern slang verbal sense of "to meet for sex" is attested by 2003.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for hookup



A sex act; screw, piece of ass (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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