- Whoop is defined as a noise or cry often made in excitement.
An example of whoop used as an interjection is in the sentence, "Whoop! My favorite team just won!"
- The definition of a whoop is a loud scream or cry.
An example of a whoop is a shout when a team wins.
- Whoop is to let out a loud cry or yell.
An example of whoop is to scream when your favorite team wins.
whoop definition by Webster's New World
- a shrill and prolonged cry, as of excitement, exultation, ferocity, etc.
- a hoot, as of an owl
- the gasping sound marking the convulsive intake of air that immediately follows a fit of coughing in whooping cough
Origin: Middle English houpen, to call, shout, echoic (or ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French houper, to call afar off, cry out)
- to utter with a whoop or whoops
- to drive, urge on, chase, bring about, etc. with whoops
- whooper noun
whoop definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A loud cry of exultation or excitement.b. A shout uttered by a hunter or warrior.
- A hooting cry, as of a bird.
- The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
- To utter a loud shout or cry. See Synonyms at shout.
- To utter a hooting cry.
- To make the paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
- To utter with a whoop.
- To chase, call, urge on, or drive with a whoop: whooping the cattle down the road.
Origin: From Middle English whopen, to whoop, variant of hopen, from Old French hopper, of imitative origin.
whoop - Medical Definition
whoop - Phrases/Idioms
not worth a whoopâ
whoop it upor whoop things upâ Slang
- to create a noisy disturbance, as in celebrating
- to create enthusiasm (for)
whoop it up
- To have a jolly, noisy celebration.
- To express or arouse enthusiasm; cheer: conventioneers whooping it up for their candidate.