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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
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A deranged, poorly-planned attempt to seize power; particularly if an election does not turn out in your favor.
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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
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crazy, high-energy, temperamental

Origin: Bay Area, CALIFORNIA
also see hyfey
Them ninjas hella hyphy hangin out the doors in the scraper!
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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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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
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