Borrowing from French allez-houp, cry of circus acrobat about to leap, from allez (“go: second person plural imperative”) (from Old French aler (“walk”)) + houp, of unknown origin (possibly onomatopoeia).
- Rhymes: -uːp
- (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.
play in which one player catches a pass while airborne and dunks