Hollywood

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by H.J. Whitley. It refers to toyon, a common shrub in the area.

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Hollywood

  1. An area of Los Angeles, known as the center of the American motion picture industry.
  2. (by extension) The American motion picture industry, regardless of location.
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
      Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.

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Adjective[edit]

Hollywood ‎(comparative more Hollywood, superlative most Hollywood)

  1. Resembling or relating to Hollywood.
    • 2013, Marc Raymond, Hollywood's New Yorker: The Making of Martin Scorsese[1], page 68:
      The film is at once too Hollywood and too realistic. It is tied to genre conventions while stylistically following the new code of realism, especially with regard to mise-en-scène and performance.
    • 2002, Jon E. Lewis, Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry[2], pages 168-169:
      As many critics pointed out, the timely (but mostly tame and light) comedy was not too controversial, but too popular, too American, and too Hollywood to headline a festival that was scheduled to screen the likes of Robert Bresson's Un Feme Douce, Jean-Luc Godard's Le Gai Savior, Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's, Agnes Varda's Lion's Love, Paola Pier Pasolini's Pigpen, and Bo Widenberg's Adelen '31.

Noun[edit]

Hollywood ‎(plural Hollywoods)

  1. A waxing practice that removes all of the pubic hair, unlike a Brazilian which leaves a small strip behind.
    • 2009, Shane Watson, How to Meet a Man After Forty and Other Midlife Dilemmas
      If you ask the woman who does your waxing she will tell you that everyone is asking for Brazilians or Hollywoods, including Gwyneth Paltrow []

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Hollywood.

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Hollywood f

  1. Hollywood (a neighbourhood of Los Angeles)
  2. Hollywood (the American motion picture industry)

Spanish[edit]

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Hollywood m

  1. Hollywood (area of Los Angeles)
  2. Hollywood (the American motion picture industry)