alley oop

See also: Alley Oop

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French Allez-oop, cry of circus acrobat about to leap, from French allez (plural imperative of aller, to go), from Old French aler, to walk + oop, unknown (possibly onomatopoeia).

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NounEdit

alley oop (plural alley oops)

  1. (basketball) A play in which one player passes the ball to another, who catches it while airborne and dunks or lays it up before landing.
    Shaq lobs the ball to Kobe Bryant as Kobe finishes for the alley oop.

InterjectionEdit

alley oop

  1. Used to signal the start of a strenuous activity, such as lifting.

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Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 21:32