Some claim that it was coined as a
name for a British game of ring-toss, but now it denotes "hype and commotion."
What word is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
This is a false etymology. The word comes
from the American English houp-la, an
exclamation that goes with rapid movements. The latter's origin is unknown -
perhaps it is from the French houp-là,
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