Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo ist:

  • Hemiramphus brasiliensis, ein Fisch aus der Familie der Halbschnäbler,
  • eine marktschreierische Werbung, die vor allem das Ziel verfolgt, den Preis für ein Produkt auf dem Markt hochzutreiben.
  • das 1986 veröffentlichte Computerspiel Ballyhoo von Infocom
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  • ballyhoo — al ly*hoo v. t. [imp. & p. p. {ballyhooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {ballyhooing}.] to advertize or publicize noisily or blatantly. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballyhoo — al ly*hoo n. noisy or blatant advertizing or publicity. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballyhoo — publicity, hype, 1908, from circus slang, a short sample of a sideshow (1901), of unknown origin. There is a village of Ballyhooly in County Cork, Ireland. In nautical lingo, ballahou or ballahoo (1867, perhaps 1836) meant an ungainly vessel,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ballyhoo — n *publicity, promotion, propaganda Analogous words: advertisement, broadcasting (see under DECLARE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ballyhoo — ► NOUN informal ▪ extravagant publicity or fuss. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • ballyhoo — ☆ ballyhoo [bal′ē ho͞o΄; ] for v.also [ bal΄ē ho͞o′ ] n. [erroneously assoc. with Ballyhooly, village in Ireland: origin obscure] 1. loud talk; noisy uproar 2. loud, exaggerated, or sensational advertising or propaganda vt., vi. ballyhooed,… …   English World dictionary

  • Ballyhoo — Taxobox name = Ballyhoo image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Beloniformes familia = Hemiramphidae genus = Hemiramphus species = H. brasiliensis binomial = Hemiramphus brasiliensis binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • ballyhoo — [20] Ballyhoo remains an etymological mystery, but there is no shortage of suggested candidates as its source: an Irish village called Ballyhooly; an old nautical slang word ballyhoo meaning ‘unseaworthy vessel’, which seems to have been an… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • ballyhoo — [20] Ballyhoo remains an etymological mystery, but there is no shortage of suggested candidates as its source: an Irish village called Ballyhooly; an old nautical slang word ballyhoo meaning ‘unseaworthy vessel’, which seems to have been an… …   Word origins

  • ballyhoo — [“baelihu] 1. n. publicity. □ I have never heard so much ballyhoo for such a ousy movie. □ After the ballyhoo died down, we realized that nothing at all had really changed. 2. tv. to promote or publicize someone or something. □ They ballyhooed… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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