or whoop-de-doo noun Etymology: probably irregular from 2whoop Date: 1929 1. noisy and exuberant or attention-getting activity (as at a social affair or in a political campaign) 2. a lively social affair 3. agitated public discussion or debate

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  • whoop-de-do — ☆ whoop de do or whoop de doo [hwo͞opdē do͞o′, wo͞opdē do͞o′ho͞opdē do͞o′ ] n. [extended < WHOOP] Informal noisy or excited activity, commotion, or fuss; hoopla, ballyhoo, to do, etc …   English World dictionary

  • whoop-de-do — [ˌwu:p di: ˈdu:, ˌhu:p ] interjection AmE spoken [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from whoop + to do] used to show that you do not think something that someone has told you is as exciting or impressive as they think it is ▪ He says he ll give me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whoop-de-do — noun or whoop de doo ˈh]üpdē|dü, ˈhw] also ˈw] or ]u̇p ( s) Etymology: probably irregular from whoop (II) 1. : hilarious partying : roistering conviviali …   Useful english dictionary

  • whoop-de-do — /hoohp dee dooh , dooh , hoop , hwoohp , hwoop , woohp , woop /, n., pl. whoop de dos. Informal. 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… …   Universalium

  • whoop-de-do — or whoop de doo [[t]ˈhup diˈdu, ˈhʊp , ˈ(h)wup , ˈ(h)wʊp , ˈwup , ˈwʊp [/t]] n. pl. dos or doos. Informal. 1) inf lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: the annual New Year s Eve whoop de do[/ex] 2) inf heated discussion or debate, esp. in… …   From formal English to slang

  • whoop-de-do — /wʊp di ˈdu/ (say woop dee dooh) noun 1. a hump of earth, usually one in a series forming an obstacle on a BMX track. 2. a similar obstacle in an off road car race. Also, whoop de doo, whoopy do, whoop …   Australian English dictionary

  • whoop-de-do — noun (C) AmE spoken a noisy party or celebration …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whoop-de-doo — noun see whoop de do * * * whoop de do or whoop de doo «HOOP dee DOO, HWOOP , HWUP », noun. U.S. Informal. noisy commotion or excitement; hullabaloo: »Despite all the whoop de do in the public press about it no one knows the real extent of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whoop-de-doo — noun see whoop de do …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hoop-de-do — /hoohp dee dooh , dooh , hoop /, n. Informal. whoop de do. * * * …   Universalium

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