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Guion Bluford is an engineer, retired Colonel from the US Air Force and a former NASA Astronaut. He was born Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr. on November 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Overbrook High School and then, in 1964, he received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He then married Linda Hull and started his life with her. Together...

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'