It seems the phrase offers a way of divulging information -- which, yes, could still be considered gossip -- but also provides an element of mystery about the encounter, which could protect privacy in some cases. Archived from the original on June 10, And this is especially true for men and women in regards to having intercourse—or not having intercourse. We, like, hooked up. Need a translator? Hurling insults and hazarding a guess:
Did they meet at the park?
'Hooking Up' -- What Does It Really Mean?
Did they meet at the park? However, many boys and girls did report that they do hook up with random people in order to find someone they could possibly start something serious with. In college: The campsite has water and electric hook-ups. Did you and Mary hook-up at the party? Sean and Jennifer hooked up during the wild frat party. Historical research documents that white male college students have a long history of engaging in hookup sex.