What does ballyhoo mean?

Definitions for ballyhooˈbæl iˌhu; ˌbæl iˈhu

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ballyhoo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballyhoo, hoopla, hype, plug(verb)

    blatant or sensational promotion

  2. ballyhoo(verb)

    advertize noisily or blatantly


  1. Ballyhoo

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballyhoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballyhoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for ballyhoo

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • патърдия, сензация, шум, вряваBulgarian
  • Klamauk, marktschreierisch anpreisenGerman
  • alboroto, jaleo, alborotarSpanish
  • brasiliannokkakalaFinnish
  • battage, aiguilletteFrench
  • шумиха, сенсация, шум, гамRussian

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