/ˈhɑlər/ (v informal)
Holler when you want me to come and get the suitcases. I’ll be in the garden.
A person with too much energy.
You are so hyperactive! Try yoga to help you relax.
/ˈhʊki/ (n informal)
To stay away from school without permission from your parents to do so.
My brother used to play hooky with his friends so they could go bowling.
/ˈhʌbʌb/ (n informal)
The noise made by a lot of people talking at the same time.
There’s too much hubbub in this restaurant. Let’s go somewhere quieter.
A stop in breath every few seconds – it causes a gasping noise.
I can’t eat or drink when I have the hiccups.
Making people think something is really good or important by talking about it a lot.
The media created a lot of hype about Obama before the 2008 US election.
Serious and perhaps difficult to understand.
That was a very highbrow movie. I was lost after the first 10 minutes!
Looking old because you are tired or sick.
Andrew has been looking haggard since he started working at the bank.
/ˈhɑt-ʃɑt/ (n casual)
A successful and confident person.
Timothy is a hot-shot politician.
Where the spirits of dead people are believed to live.
I’m not going in that old house! It’s haunted!