whoop: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hp, hoop esp. for 1, 3–5, 7–12 hwp, hwoop, wp, woop), [key]
- a loud cry or shout, as of excitement or joy.
- the sound made by a person suffering from whooping cough.
- to be worthless: Their promises aren't worth a whoop.
- to utter a loud cry or shout in expressing enthusiasm, excitement, etc.
- to cry as an owl, crane, or certain other birds.
- to make the characteristic sound accompanying the deep intake of air following a series of coughs in whooping cough.
- to utter with or as if with a whoop.
- to whoop to or at.
- to call, urge, pursue, or drive with whoops: to whoop dogs on.
- They whooped it up after winning the big game.
- to raise a disturbance, as to celebrate noisily:They whooped it up after winning the big game.
- to stir up enthusiasm, as for an idea or project:Every spring they whoop it up for the circus.
- to promote or praise; extol: a class reunion where they whoop up the good old days.
- (used as a cry to attract attention from afar, or to show excitement, encouragement, enthusiasm, etc.)
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