alley-oop

a

I. exclamation

used to encourage or draw attention to the performance of an acrobatic feat.

alley-oop, straight into the lake.
II. noun

(also alley-oop pass)
[Basketball] a high pass caught by a leaping teammate who tries to dunk the ball before landing.

she could catch alley-oops all day.
he took an alley-oop pass from Vaughn.
– origin early 20th cent.: perhaps from French allez! ‘go on!’ + a supposedly French pronunciation of up.

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