hoops

American English

Meaning: the game of basketball

For example:

  • Every day after work I hook up with my friends down at the court and we shoot some hoops.

  • My little bro' practices hoops every day after school. He wants to be an NBA star.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says "We gotta shoot some hoops, my man", it means they want to

a. play hopscotch

b. play basketball

c. go duck shooting

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Contributor: Matt Errey