Noun Ballyhoo Definition and Examples




noun, plural ballyhoos.

1. a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity.

2. clamor or outcry.

3. a halfbeak, Hemiramphus brasiliensis, inhabiting both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. verb (used with or without object), ballyhooed, ballyhooing.

4. to advertise or push by ballyhoo.


"ballyhoos can be over places."
"people/places/organizations can have ballyhoos."

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