Whoopee-cushion meaning

hwpē, wpē
A device for playing practical jokes, consisting of an air-filled pillow with a valve that emits a sound like that of gas being expelled from the bowels when someone sits upon it.
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An inflatable bag containing a valve at its neck that retains the air in the bag until pressure is put on it (usually by someone unintentionally sitting on it after it has been placed on a chair by someone else as a practical joke), when the air is expelled with a sound similar to that of someone breaking wind.
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