Definition of hula hoop in English:

hula hoop

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Pronunciation: /ˈhuːləhuːp
(also US trademark Hula-Hoop)


  • A large hoop spun round the body by gyrating the hips, for play or exercise.
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    • You've got the Heavy Hoop, a three-pound hula hoop designed by a personal trainer.
    • But it's like asking people in plastics research why the hula hoop was successful.
    • Like the yo-yo, the hula hoop, and the Mohican haircut, vehicle fads come and go.


(hula-hoop) [no object] (usually as noun hula-hooping) Back to top  
  • Spin a hula hoop round the body by gyrating the hips: hula-hooping is back, and adults, rather than children, are driving the new craze
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    • She was the amateur video gamer who won millions of YouTube fans by hula hooping.
    • She swung her hips in what looked like a parody of an uncoordinated child learning to hula-hoop.
    • We had a good time, there was lots of hula hooping.

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