Whoop meaning

ho͝op, wo͝op, hwo͝op
(informal) To beat, to strike.
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Whoop is to let out a loud cry or yell.

An example of whoop is to scream when your favorite team wins.

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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!"

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The definition of a whoop is a loud scream or cry.

An example of a whoop is a shout when a team wins.

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A hooting cry, as of a bird.
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The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
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To utter a loud shout or cry.
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To utter a hooting cry.
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To make the paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
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To utter with a whoop.
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To chase, call, urge on, or drive with a whoop.

Whooping the cattle down the road.

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A loud shout, cry, or noise.
  • 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.
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To utter, or move along with, a whoop or whoops.
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To utter with a whoop or whoops.
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To drive, urge on, chase, bring about, etc. with whoops.
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The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
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To make the paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
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An exclamation, a cry, usually of joy.
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A gasp, characteristic of whooping cough.
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A bump on a racetrack.
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A bird, the hoopoe.
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(intransitive) To make a whoop.
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To shout, to yell.
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To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.
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(informal) To defeat thoroughly.
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whoop it up
  • To have a jolly, noisy celebration.
  • To express or arouse enthusiasm; cheer:.
    Conventioneers whooping it up for their candidate.
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not worth a whoop
  • Worth nothing at all.
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whoop it up
  • To create a noisy disturbance, as in celebrating.
  • To create enthusiasm (for).
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

not worth a whoop

Origin of whoop

  • From Middle English whopen to whoop variant of hopen from Old French hopper of imitative origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English whopen, whowpen, howpen, houpen (“to whoop, cry out"), partially from Old French houper, hopper, houpper (“to shout"), of uncertain origin (compare Old Norse ópa (“to cry, scream, shout"), Gothic [script?] (wōpjan, “to crow as a cock"), Gothic [script?] (hwōpjan, “to boast"), Old English hwōpan (“to threaten")); and partially from Middle English wop (“weeping, lamentation"), from Old English wōp (“cry, outcry, shrieking, weeping, lamentation"), see woop.
    From Wiktionary
  • Corruption of whip.
    From Wiktionary