ballyhoo vs plug what difference

what is difference between ballyhoo and plug

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bæliˈhuː/

Etymology 1

Unknown.

Noun

ballyhoo (plural ballyhoos)

  1. Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
  2. Noisy shouting or uproar.
Translations

Verb

ballyhoo (third-person singular simple present ballyhoos, present participle ballyhooing, simple past and past participle ballyhooed)

  1. To sensationalise or make grand claims.
    • 1933 — Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside Chat (7 May)
      Industry has picked up, railroads are carrying more freight, farm prices are better, but I am not going to indulge in issuing proclamations of over-enthusiastic assurance. We cannot ballyhoo ourselves back to prosperity.
Translations

Related terms

  • ballyhooed (adjective)

Etymology 2

From Spanish balajú.

Noun

ballyhoo (plural ballyhoos)

  1. Certain species in family Hemiramphidae, inshore, surface-dwelling needlefish forming sizeable schools.
    1. Hemiramphus brasiliensis
Translations

Etymology 3

Possibly from Spanish balahú (schooner).

Noun

ballyhoo (plural ballyhoos)

  1. An unseaworthy or slovenly ship.

References

  • Michael Quinion (2004), “Ballyhoo”, in Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, →ISBN.


English

Etymology

1606; from Dutch plug, from Middle Dutch plugge (peg, plug), from Old Dutch *pluggi. Origin unknown. Possibly from Proto-Germanic *plugjaz, but the word seems originally restricted to northern continental West Germanic: compare German Low German Plüg, Norwegian plug (peg, wedge, probably borrowed from Middle Low German), German Pflock (peg, restricted to Central German and phonetically divergent). Possibly akin to Lithuanian plúkti (to strike, hew).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: plŭg, IPA(key): /plʌɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌɡ

Noun

plug (plural plugs)

  1. (electricity) A pronged connecting device which fits into a mating socket, especially an electrical one.
    1. (loosely) An electric socket: wall plug.
  2. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole.
    Synonyms: bung, dowel, stopper, stopple
  3. (US) A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
  4. (US, slang) A high, tapering silk hat.
  5. (US, slang) A worthless horse.
    Synonyms: (racing) bum, dobbin, hack, jade, nag
  6. (dated) Any worn-out or useless article.
  7. (construction) A block of wood let into a wall to afford a hold for nails.
  8. (slang) A mention of a product (usually a book, film or play) in an interview, or an interview which features one or more of these.
  9. (geology) A body of once molten rock that hardened in a volcanic vent. Usually round or oval in shape.
  10. (fishing) A type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks.
  11. (horticulture) A small seedling grown in a tray from expanded polystyrene or polythene filled usually with a peat or compost substrate.
  12. (jewellery) A short cylindrical piece of jewellery commonly worn in larger-gauge body piercings, especially in the ear.
  13. (slang) A drug dealer.
    • 2017, Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane (page 32)
      He saw me catch a trap and leave the house of a drug dealer. That’s why he targeted me. He could have easily blown my ass off right then and there for lying, but for some reason he didn’t. He just left. I biked back to my plug’s spot and told him []
  14. A branch from a water-pipe to supply a hose.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Burmese: ပလတ် (pa.lat)
  • Japanese: プラグ (puragu)

Translations

Verb

plug (third-person singular simple present plugs, present participle plugging, simple past and past participle plugged)

  1. (transitive) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
  2. (transitive) To blatantly mention a particular product or service as if advertising it.
  3. (intransitive, informal) To persist or continue with something.
  4. (transitive) To shoot a bullet into something with a gun.
    • 1884, H. Rider Haggard, The Witch’s Head
      I am awfully glad that you kept your nerve and plugged him; it would have been better if you could have nailed him through the right shoulder, which would not have killed him…
  5. (slang, transitive) To have sex with, penetrate sexually.

Synonyms

  • (persist): keep up, soldier on; see also Thesaurus:persevere
  • (shoot a bullet): bust a cap, pop, ventilate
  • (have sex with): drill, pound, sleep with; see also Thesaurus:copulate with

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • gulp

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • pllug

Etymology

From a South Slavic language language, from Proto-Slavic *plugъ (plough), further derived from Proto-Germanic *plōgaz (plough), *plōguz (plough). Compare Serbo-Croatian плуг, Bulgarian плуг (plug), and English plough. Replaced parmendë in most dialects, which came to mean “wooden plough”.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pluɡ/

Noun

plug m (indefinite plural plugje, definite singular plugu, definite plural plugjet)

  1. steel plough
  2. an instance of tilling

Declension

Synonyms

  • parmendë

Derived terms

  • plugoj, plugim

References


Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • plugu

Etymology

From a Slavic language, compare Proto-Slavic *plugъ, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *plōgaz, *plōguz (plough). Compare also Daco-Romanian plug.

Noun

plug n (plural pluguri)

  1. plough
    Synonyms: aratru, aletrã, dãmãljiugu, paramendã

Derived terms


Dutch

Etymology

From early modern plugge, from Middle Dutch *plugge, from Old Dutch *pluggi, from Proto-Germanic *plugjaz. Despite being attested only very late, it has certain cognates in several other Germanic languages, including Middle Low German plugge, Middle High German plugge, Swedish plugg.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /plʏx/
  • Hyphenation: plug
  • Rhymes: -ʏx

Noun

plug m (plural pluggen, diminutive plugje n)

  1. wall plug (used to hold nails and screws)

Derived terms

  • oorplug

French

Etymology

From English plug.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /plœɡ/

Noun

plug m (plural plugs)

  1. butt-plug

Istro-Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavic language, compare Proto-Slavic *plugъ, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *plōgaz, *plōguz (plough).

Noun

plug n (plural plugur, definite singular plugu, definite plural plugurle)

  1. plough

Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavic language, compare Proto-Slavic *plugъ, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *plōgaz, *plōguz (plough).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pluɡ]

Noun

plug n (plural pluguri)

  1. plough

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *plugъ, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *plōgaz, *plōguz (plough).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /plûɡ/

Noun

plȕg m (Cyrillic spelling плу̏г)

  1. plough

Declension


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *plugъ, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *plōgaz, *plōguz (plough).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /plúːk/, /plúk/

Noun

plȗg or plȕg m inan

  1. plough (device pulled through the ground in order to break it upon into furrows for planting)

Inflection

Further reading

  • plug”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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