An example of whoop is to scream when your favorite team wins.
An example of whoop used as an interjection is in the sentence, "Whoop! My favorite team just won!"
An example of a whoop is a shout when a team wins.
Whooping the cattle down the road.
- 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.
- To have a jolly, noisy celebration.
- To express or arouse enthusiasm; cheer:.Conventioneers whooping it up for their candidate.
- Worth nothing at all.
- To create a noisy disturbance, as in celebrating.
- To create enthusiasm (for).
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 Ã³pa (“to cry, scream, shout"), Gothic [script?] (wÅpjan, “to crow as a cock"), Gothic [script?] (hwÅpjan, “to boast"), Old English hwÅpan (“to threaten")); and partially from Middle English wop (“weeping, lamentation"), from Old English wÅp (“cry, outcry, shrieking, weeping, lamentation"), see woop.
- Corruption of whip.