a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
"The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"
"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
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
to cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough
to insult with shouts; to chase with derision
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
a loud, shrill, prolonged sound or sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough
Origin: [See Hoopoe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hwōōp, or hōōp, n. a loud eager cry.—v.i. to give a clear, sharp cry: to shout in scorn, eagerness, &c.—v.t. to insult with shouts.—interj. (Shak.) ho!—ns. Whoop′er, one who whoops: a species of swan; Whoop′ing-cough, Hooping-cough, an infectious and epidemic disease, mostly attacking children under ten, esp. in spring and autumn, its characteristic sign a cough occurring in paroxysms consisting of a series of short expiratory puffs followed by a deep inspiration of air through the contracted cleft of the glottis. [O. Fr. houper, to shout; cf. Houp! Houp-la! Perh. of Teut. origin, cog. with Goth. wōpjan, to crow.]
The numerical value of Whoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Whoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Then drink, puppy, drink, and let ev'ry puppy drink, That is old enough to lap and to swallow; For he'll grow into a hound, so we'll pass the bottle round, And merrily we'll whoop and we'll holloa.
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