Whoop
Whoop Whoop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whooping}.] [OE. houpen. See {Hoop}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to utter a war whoop; to hoot, as an owl. [1913 Webster]

Each whooping with a merry shout. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

When naught was heard but now and then the howl Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough. [1913 Webster]


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  • whoop — [hwo͞op, wo͞op, ho͞op] n. [ME houpen, to call, shout, echoic (or < ? OFr houper, to call afar off, cry out)] a loud shout, cry, or noise; specif., a) a shrill and prolonged cry, as of excitement, exultation, ferocity, etc. b) a hoot, as of an… …   English World dictionary

  • whoop — whoop; whoop·er; whoop·la; whoop·ee; …   English syllables

  • whoop — ► NOUN 1) a loud cry of joy or excitement. 2) a long rasping indrawn breath. ► VERB ▪ give or make a whoop. ● whoop it up Cf. ↑whoop it up ORIGIN probably imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • Whoop — Whoop, n. 1. A shout of pursuit or of war; a very of eagerness, enthusiasm, enjoyment, vengeance, terror, or the like; an halloo; a hoot, or cry, as of an owl. [1913 Webster] A fox, crossing the road, drew off a considerable detachment, who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whoop — [wu:p, hu:p] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: houpper, from the sound.] 1.) to shout loudly and happily ▪ Hundreds of people ran past them, whooping joyously. 2.) whoop it up [i]informal to enjoy yourself very much, especially in a large …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whoop — (v.) mid 14c., houpen, partly imitative, partly from O.Fr. houper to cry out, also imitative. It is attested as an interjection from at least mid 15c. The noun is recorded from c.1600. Extended form whoopee is attested from 1845, originally… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Whoop — Whoop, n. [See Hoopoe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The hoopoe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whoop — Whoop, v. t. To insult with shouts; to chase with derision. [1913 Webster] And suffered me by the voice of slaves to be Whooped out of Rome. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whoop — vb *shout, yell, shriek, scream, screech, squeal, holler whoop n shout, yell, shriek, scream, screech, squeal, holler (see under SHOUT vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Whoop — may refer to:* A Tradition of Texas A M University * A song by Tag Team …   Wikipedia

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