Definition of hopping in US English:

hopping

adjective

North American
informal
  • Very active or lively.

    ‘the delis do a hopping lunch business’
    • ‘This story, set in 1961, features several scenes that take place in a large hopping beauty of an alley.’
    • ‘Other late offers include seven nights in a complex near to Ibiza's hopping San Antonio for €389 per person in early September.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As with all Spanish cities, Santander has a hopping nightlife scene.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Anne Sutherland of The Montreal Gazette says Kangaroo Jack is ‘a hopping good time for the whole family!’’
    • ‘The Bay Area is a hopping landscape of free culture.’
    • ‘Throughout the night the dance floor was hopping with never a dull moment.’
    • ‘However, IN & M UK chief executive Ivan Fallon said the telephone was hopping all day with expressions of interest in the titles.’
    • ‘It was only ten in the morning but already the place was hopping with activity.’
    • ‘Despite the remodeling going on in the bar, La Griglia was hopping at midday on Monday.’
    • ‘Your social life will probably be hopping this year, and you're not one to sit around and wait for an invite.’
    • ‘Judging by the hopping weeknight traffic, he's right.’
    • ‘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.’
    teeming, swarming, thronged, overflowing, overrun, bristling, bustling, rife, infested, thick, crowded, packed
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Phrases

  • hopping mad

    • informal Extremely angry.

      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The real bone of contention, however, and what has some Charter Quay residents hopping mad, is the rowdiness.’
      • ‘At least there's this good news: plenty of folks are hopping mad over the incident.’
      • ‘Recent gasoline price hikes have made many Canadians hopping mad.’
      • ‘Iain Murray isn't just shocked - he's hopping mad.’
      • ‘This stuff makes me absolutely furious - hopping mad even!’
      • ‘That's why New York's elected officials are hopping mad.’
      • ‘Those turned away on Saturday night, though, are hopping mad.’
      • ‘That should send more than a few voters hopping mad.’
      • ‘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.’
      irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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Pronunciation

hopping

/ˈhɑpɪŋ//ˈhäpiNG/