This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ballyhoo
ballyhoo, hoopla, hype, plug(verb)
blatant or sensational promotion
advertize noisily or blatantly
The ballyhoo or bally, Hemiramphus brasiliensis, is a baitfish of the halfbeak family. It is similar to the Balao halfbeak. Ballyhoo are frequently used as cut bait and for trolling purposes by saltwater sportsmen.
Ballyhoo can also be seen above the waters skimming the surface to escape from their predators. The appearance is similar to skipping stones on the water.