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[hahypt-uhp] /ˈhaɪptˈʌp/
adjective, Informal.
intensively or excessively stimulated or exaggerated:
an economy hyped-up by arms spending.
Origin of hyped-up
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hyped-up
  • Her hyped-up introductions of each dance come off as earnest encouragement.
  • In addition to the hyped-up atmosphere, representatives were also kept motivated by the promise of rewards.
  • hyped-up montages driven by jaunty pop music skid into scenes of corny masculine melodrama.
  • For hyped-up salesmanship brings clear consequences: customers become even more sceptical, once they find they have been gulled.
  • Her longest fair jump was only good enough for bronze, so her hyped-up quest for five gold medals ends right there.
Slang definitions & phrases for hyped-up


  1. False; fake; hoked-up, phony: no hyped-up glamour/ the woman's archly hyped-up language (1940s+)
  2. Excited; overstimulated; hyper: I leave early, hyped-up, impressed, nauseated/ The game gets him ''hyped up,'' and ''releases energy'' in the same way that football does (1938+)

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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