origin Bay Area(rapper keak da sneak) from oakland means to get stupid, go dumb and dance while hanging out of the door,sunroof or on top of an automobile.
Me and my homies went hyphy and popped purple puills at the sideshow.
by Mrs.Sneak November 04, 2005
Hyphy is word used commonly in the Yay' Area (a.k.a Bay Area) in cities such as Oak Town (Oakland) and the 415 (San Francisco). Hyphy is a word that combines the two words hyper and fly (you are high). Hyphy is most commonly when you "go dumb/stupid." This effectively means smoking marijuana or taking other drugs. Otherwise, hyphy reffers to getting especially hyper, crazy, and even dangerous or irrational. It is used in such local songs as "Tell Men when to Go" (by E40 and Keak da Sneak).
"Let's go hyphy after school with some grapes!"
"You seen Jamal last night?""Yeah dog, he was seriously hyphy."
by Andrei Khartchenko November 15, 2006
1)being in state of hyper activity
2)excessive amounts of energy often exerted
in a party environment
white t-shirt,blue jeans,and nikes
got the club so hyphy it had to be shut down
by MAURILIO November 30, 2005
means crunk in the Golden State Area, made popular by Oakland's finest, Keak da Sneak
Me and my homies popped purple pills and went HYPHY at the sideshow
by Tammatar January 02, 2006
Hyphy (pronounced high-fee; IPA: ˈhaɪfi¢°]) is a style of music and dance associated with San Francisco Bay Area hip hop culture. It began to emerge in early 2000 as a response from Bay Area rappers against commercial hip hop for not acknowledging the Bay for setting trends in the hip hop industry.1 Although the "hyphy movement" has just recently seen light in mainstream America, it has been a long standing and evolving culture in the Bay Area. The term is a combination of the words "hype" and "fly".2
It is distinguished by gritty, pounding rhythms, and in this sense can be associated with the Bay as crunk music is to the South. An individual is said to "get hyphy" when they act or dance in an overstated and ridiculous manner. Many in the Bay Area would describe this as acting "Retarded", "Riding The Yellow Bus", "Stupid" or "Going Dumb".
by Cabatian June 05, 2006
Both a genre of music and a lifestyle from the Bay Area, Oakland, San Fran, San Jo, Vallejo, and more. E-40, Mac Dre (r.i.p), The Pack, Keak Da Sneak, and The Federation are all hyphy artists. Hyphy basically means to go dumb, retarded, lose control and not care what anyone thinks. You can do this by dancing, getting in a fight, scraping, and ghost riding your car. This is the Bay CALIFORNIA. Not Tampa Bay, not Green Bay, Not any other bay. Hyphy is mainly underground but over the years its getting more exposure.
"We get hyphy out here save crunk for the south" - The Federation
by jersey kid November 21, 2007
Hyphy (pronounced high-fee; IPA: ˈhaɪfi¢°) is a style of music and dance associated with San Francisco Bay Area hip hop culture. It began to emerge in early 2000 as a response from Bay Area rappers against commercial hip hop for not acknowledging the Bay for setting trends in the hip hop industry.67 Although the "hyphy movement" has just recently seen light in mainstream America, it has been a long standing and evolving culture in the Bay Area. Bay Area rapper Keak Da Sneak takes credit for coining the term when he was a young boy, as his mother would often tell him he was hyper. He would repeat the word "hyper" as "hyphy", and to this day, continues to use the word "hyphy" to describe his behavior.

It is distinguished by gritty, pounding rhythms, and in this sense can be associated with the Bay as crunk music is to the South. An individual is said to "get hyphy" when they act or dance in an overstated and ridiculous manner. Many in the Bay Area would describe this as acting "Retarded", "Riding The Short Bus", "Stupid" or "Going Dumb". Contrary to popular belief, the musical aspect of the movement has very few similarities to crunk music, as it is dictated by more uptempo beats. E-40 is seen by many in the Bay Area as the "door opener" to a much bigger movement yet to be exposed to the world in its entirety.

In the Bay we gettin Hyphy, Stupid, Dumb, and Hyphy
by King Of The O August 28, 2006

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