Adjective "Ballyhooed" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Ballyhooed


    Definition:

    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.

    Origin:
    ballyhoo

    Examples:

    "successes can be ballyhooed."

    "settlements can be ballyhooed."

    "computers can be ballyhooed."