the northern california way of life that includes going crazy, stupid, dumb, and retarded... to get hyphy you can get angry, hella happy, or just have a lot of energy... this is NOT a bay area version of crunk... this is a lifestyle that goes hand in hand with thizz... you can also get superhyphy which is doin hella much at one time... this takes hyphee to the next level and you gotta be really feelin yo self to feel that good...
keak da sneak: my definition of hyphy man is thizzin man is sniffin lines...

mac dre: i'm amped feelin good/ i'm hyphy/ in a bitch face with the thizz face off of nike/

by Nikita Davis March 24, 2006
Bay Area term used to set the Bay Area aside from crunk ATL
We got hella hyphy at the party last night!
by Ay'Anna May 08, 2005
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
hy·phy - (hi'-fe) adj.

1. Being in a state of hyper activity
2. Excessive amounts of energy often exerted in a party environment

See related words: superhyphy, go dumb, get stupid, thizz
"White T-Shirt, Blue Jeans, and Nikes" got the club so hyphy it had to be shut down.
by KevinKevin December 27, 2005
Contraction of "Hype" & "Fly"
Originally used by bay area rap group, The Federation & E-40,
"Hyphy, the same way the south get Crunk"
After takin 2 40s to the dome i was straight Hyphy
by Higher than giraffe coochie April 25, 2005
Hyphy - (hi-fe) adj.
1. Being in a state of hyper activity
2. Excessive amounts of energy often exerted in a party environment.
Got the club so hyphy it had to be shut down.
by KEAK DA SNEAK January 01, 2006
(1) Same way the south get crunk, just the Bay Area term (2) A way of livin.
"Hyphy- Make a baby momma slap her baby daddy.
by Young Dre January 30, 2004
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