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Meaning of whoop-de-do

whoop-de-do

Pronunciation: (hp'dē-d", -d', hoop'-, hwp'-, hwoop'-, wp'-, woop'-), [key]
— pl. -dos.
  1. lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: New Year's Eve whoop-de-do.
  2. heated discussion or debate, esp. in public: a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.
  3. extravagant publicity or fanfare: the whoop-de-do of a movie premiere.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.