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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɒpɪŋ

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative spelling (C17) of hoppe, from Middle French houbelon

NounEdit

hopping (countable and uncountable, plural hoppings)

  1. (Britain) hop picking, the practice of picking hops; for Londoners a holiday period working in the hop gardens of Kent.
    • Hopping Down in Kent, Alan Bignell (1977).
  2. The addition of hops during the production of beer as a flavouring agent

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

hopping

  1. present participle of hop

NounEdit

hopping (countable and uncountable, plural hoppings)

  1. The act of one who, or that which, hops; a jumping, frisking, or dancing.
  2. (countable, physics) A shift from one energy-state to another by an electron in an atom.

AdjectiveEdit

hopping (comparative more hopping, superlative most hopping)

  1. (US, slang) Of a location, crowded with people.