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Meaning: over-excited, over-active

For example:

  • Gene's a bit hyper this morning. Does anyone know what got him so excited?

  • If I'm feeling hyper I take a break for ten minutes and meditate to calm myself down.

Origin: short for "hyperactive"

Quick Quiz:

People sometimes get a bit hyper if they
  1. eat too much food
  2. drink too much coffee
  3. play too much golf

Discuss: hyper

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