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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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