Definition of hopping in US English:

hopping

adjective

North American
informal
  • Very active or lively.

    ‘the delis do a hopping lunch business’
    • ‘Despite the remodeling going on in the bar, La Griglia was hopping at midday on Monday.’
    • ‘This story, set in 1961, features several scenes that take place in a large hopping beauty of an alley.’
    • ‘However, IN & M UK chief executive Ivan Fallon said the telephone was hopping all day with expressions of interest in the titles.’
    • ‘By far the funkiest group of all at the march were the anti-globalization protestors and anarchists, who were accompanied by a hopping good percussion band.’
    • ‘It was only ten in the morning but already the place was hopping with activity.’
    • ‘I informed Hayden that, even if South Bend was a hopping college town, it was July and a very large portion of the college population would not even be around.’
    • ‘The Bay Area is a hopping landscape of free culture.’
    • ‘Anne Sutherland of The Montreal Gazette says Kangaroo Jack is ‘a hopping good time for the whole family!’’
    • ‘Judging by the hopping weeknight traffic, he's right.’
    • ‘As with all Spanish cities, Santander has a hopping nightlife scene.’
    • ‘Other late offers include seven nights in a complex near to Ibiza's hopping San Antonio for €389 per person in early September.’
    • ‘Throughout the night the dance floor was hopping with never a dull moment.’
    • ‘Things seems to be hopping everywhere but Cannes, however, where this year's Film Festival was reportedly as fun as Russell Crowe in clown make-up.’
    • ‘Your social life will probably be hopping this year, and you're not one to sit around and wait for an invite.’
    teeming, swarming, thronged, overflowing, overrun, bristling, bustling, rife, infested, thick, crowded, packed
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Phrases

  • hopping mad

    • informal Extremely angry.

      • ‘And I think when people find that out, they'll be hopping mad, and be mad at the proponents of this recall who are forcing them to spend $30 million for a special election.’
      • ‘The residents are hopping mad because they're going to have to pay $1 an hour to park in the town, and want free residents' stickers so only the tourists have to pay.’
      • ‘That's why New York's elected officials are hopping mad.’
      • ‘Recent gasoline price hikes have made many Canadians hopping mad.’
      • ‘The real bone of contention, however, and what has some Charter Quay residents hopping mad, is the rowdiness.’
      • ‘Iain Murray isn't just shocked - he's hopping mad.’
      • ‘Those turned away on Saturday night, though, are hopping mad.’
      • ‘This stuff makes me absolutely furious - hopping mad even!’
      • ‘That should send more than a few voters hopping mad.’
      • ‘At least there's this good news: plenty of folks are hopping mad over the incident.’
      irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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Pronunciation

hopping

/ˈhäpiNG//ˈhɑpɪŋ/