Hooping cough
Hoop Hoop, v. i. [OE. houpen; cf. F. houper to hoop, to shout; -- a hunting term, prob. fr. houp, an interj. used in calling. Cf. {Whoop}.] 1. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout. [Usually written {whoop}.] [1913 Webster]

2. To whoop, as in whooping cough. See {Whoop}. [1913 Webster]

{Hooping cough}. (Med.) See {Whooping cough}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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