Definitions for Whoopʰwup, ʰwʊp, wup, wʊp; esp. for 2 hup, hʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whoopʰwup, ʰwʊp, wup, wʊp; esp. for 2 hup, hʊp(n.; v.; interj.)

  1. (n.)a loud cry or shout, as of excitement or joy.

  2. a loud, hollow call or hoot, as of an owl or baboon.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  3. a deep intake of air with a hollow gasping sound, as brought on by choking or rapidly repetitive coughing.

    Category: Pathology

  4. (v.i.)to utter a loud cry or shout in expressing enthusiasm, excitement, etc.

  5. to utter the cry of an owl or crane.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  6. (v.t.)to utter with or as if with a whoop.

  7. to whoop to or at.

  8. to urge, pursue, or drive with whoops:

    to whoop the dogs on.

  9. (interj.)(used as a cry to attract attention from afar, or to show excitement, encouragement, enthusiasm, etc.)

Idioms for whoop:

  1. whoop it up, Informal. to celebrate noisily. to stir up enthusiasm.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of whoop:

1375–1425; late ME whopen; of expressive orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whoop(verb)

    a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement

  2. whoop(verb)

    shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm

    "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"

  3. hack, whoop(verb)

    cough spasmodically

    "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whoop(noun)

    the hoopoe

  2. Whoop(verb)

    to utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to utter a war whoop; to hoot, as an owl

  3. Whoop(verb)

    to cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough

  4. Whoop(verb)

    to insult with shouts; to chase with derision

  5. Whoop(noun)

    a shout of pursuit or of war; a very of eagerness, enthusiasm, enjoyment, vengeance, terror, or the like; an halloo; a hoot, or cry, as of an owl

  6. Whoop(noun)

    a loud, shrill, prolonged sound or sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough

Translations for Whoop

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a loud cry of delight, triumph etc

a whoop of joy.

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