Hyphy, Pronounced Hi-Fee is a term originated in Oakland, California by Keak Da Sneak in 1999. Mac Dre was release from jail in 2002, and helped evolve the term into a movement. It mainly described the scene in Oakland where sideshows and turf dancing often takes place. Its orginal meaning was hyper, bold, and violently responsive! Thizz is the drug aspect of it. As it began to go national, it turned into a gimmick by E-40 and has been introduced as the cousin of Crunk as a marketing scheme, when in reality it is nothing like Crunk and it isn't a response to it. E-40 just works with Lil Jon and decided to market that idea. And no it did not start in Vallejo, Vallejo isn't a hyphy city, Oakland is. This directly reflects the Oakland culture of Sideshows, losing yourself, popping extacy, and fighting.
Town Biz! Oakland started the hyphy movement, and believe that it's nothing like Crunk. And E-40 shouldn't rep it. We have better rappers.
by JJWilkins May 27, 2006
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Main Entry: hyphy
Pronunciation: "HIGH-fee"
Function: adjective

Etymology: Etymology: San Francisco Bay Area, shortened perhaps from English dialect "hyperactive"; other sources cite a combination of "hype" and "fly." Popularized by E-40 and the Federation's song "Hyphy" (2004); first known use on record by Keak Da Sneak in 1998 (on "Cool," from his LP Sneakacidle).
1 : dangerous and irrational: CRAZY;
2 : amusingly eccentric; without inhibition: GOOFY
"They were getting hyphy up in the club Saturday night."
by j`ril May 16, 2005
1.Go stupid, dummy, retarted.
2.Get out of hand
1. We got hyphy in da parking lot after the club let out!

2. Dat bitch was trying to get hyphy cuz her friends was wit her
by Ya Kno March 22, 2004
sf bay area version of crunk
"hyphy the same way the south get crunk"
by kidd December 23, 2003
crazy, high-energy, temperamental

Origin: Bay Area, CALIFORNIA
also see hyfey
Them ninjas hella hyphy hangin out the doors in the scraper!
by BayAreaPimpstress August 13, 2004
a way of living - hype, crunk, actin a fool, ignorant

It was actually first used by Keak da Sneak on 1999's Sneakacydal
We stay hyphy, in our white tee, and our black jeans, and our Nikes
by that dozen April 30, 2005
It's Cali's version of Crunk. Intead of sayin let's get crunk, you'd say get hyphy. Hyphy's gettin crazy, stupid, dumb, retarded..ect.
Hyphy! Make a baby mama slap her baby's daddy (Lyrics from the song Hyphy by Federation)
by HyphyChic March 22, 2005
Although mostly Bay Area, getting "hyphy" is more of an Oakland word defining getting ignorant, drunk/high, and quite violent within a group of friends.
Them krazy ninjas in the Town were gettin hyphy with them Boys in Blue, the fools were scraping the Pigs.
by Dre the SAV January 14, 2004

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