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hoopman

[hoop-muh n, hoo p-] /ˈhup mən, ˈhʊp-/
noun, plural hoopmen. Sports Slang.
1.
a basketball player.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90 for sense “acrobat”; hoop + -man
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hoary-eyed

adjective

Drunk: He would be orry-eyed before nightfall

[1940s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr hoary, ''frosty, hence icy, glazed,'' with later dropping of the h to avoid whore]


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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