whoop things up
Variant of whoop
- 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
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