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What should be held true – the hype or the dismal statistics?

He could buttock cleanly, hype quickly, and excelled in most other chips.

To bear the victor's hard commands, or bring The weight of waters from Hype'ria's spring.

But let us hype they distributed some of their superfluous coin among these hapless exiles to purchase food and a night's lodging.

I saw images of the ship riding along beside me, out there in the hype.

WORD ORIGIN

"excessive or misleading publicity or advertising," 1967, American English (the verb is attested from 1937), probably in part a back-formation of hyperbole, but also from underworld slang sense "swindle by overcharging or short-changing" (1926), a back-formation of hyper "short-change con man" (1914), from prefix hyper- meaning "over, to excess." Also possibly influenced by drug addicts' slang hype, 1913 shortening of hypodermic needle. Related: Hyped; hyping. In early 18c., hyp "morbid depression of the spirits" was colloquial for hypochondria (usually as the hyp or the hyps).

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