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Hyphy (9)

clipping; noun; adjective
A specific type of rap music from the Bay Area in California OR the fast-paced actions associated with the dancing to this music
 
Originating from Northern California, hyphy is short for hyperactive, to signify the fast-paced manner of the rap song and dancing to accompany it. Hyphy, like hyperactive, is accepted as an adjective, but is also accepted as the noun, which is the song the word can describe (you can listen to hyphy or get hyphy)
Etymology : Clipping of hyperactive
Source : “This hyphy music is the shit!” (California friend, July 2011)
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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