What does whoop mean?

Definitions for whoop
ʰwup, ʰwʊp, wup, wʊp; esp. for 2 hup, hʊpwhoop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whoopverb

    a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement

  2. whoopverb

    shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm

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

  3. hack, whoopverb

    cough spasmodically

    "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. WHOOPnoun

    Let them breathe a-while, and then
    Cry whoop, and set them on again. Hudibras.

    A fox crossing the road, drew off a considerable detachment, who clapp’d spurs to their horses, and pursued him with whoops and hallows. Addison.

  2. To Whoopverb

    To insult with shouts.

    While he trusts me, ’twere so base a part
    To fawn, and yet betray; I shou’d be hiss’d
    And whoop’d in hell for that ingratitude. Dryden.

  3. To Whoopverb

    To shout with malignity.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Treason and murder ever kept together,
    As two yoke devils sworn to either’s purpose:
    Working so grosly in a nat’ral cause,
    That admiration did not whoop at them. William Shakespeare.


  1. whoop

    Whoop is a loud cry of joy, excitement or enthusiasm, often used to express support or approval. It can also refer to a type of high-pitched, continuous cough associated with whooping cough. As a verb, it means to shout or cheer typically in excitement or success.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whoopnoun

    the hoopoe

  2. Whoopverb

    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. Whoopverb

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

  4. Whoopverb

    to insult with shouts; to chase with derision

  5. Whoopnoun

    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. Whoopnoun

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

  7. Etymology: [See Hoopoe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whoop

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. whoop

    A shout; a loud noise which soldiers make in charging. It is a natural though a barbarous habit, and has been preserved in civilized armies from a prevailing custom among savages, particularly the wild Indians of America.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of whoop in a Sentence

  1. Muhammad Ali:

    All of you chumps are gonna bow, when i whoop him. All of y'all! I know you got him, i know you got him picked....But the man's in trouble. I'mma show You how great i am

  2. George John Whyte-Melville:

    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.

  3. Draymond Green:

    Jackson Jr. and Morant not gon na whoop that trick alone, we gon na whoop that trick together if we're gon na whoop that trick.

  4. Justin Bieber:

    It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes, i think Tom Cruise.Bieber would probably whoop my a ** in a fight. Tom Cruise.Bieber's got that dad strength.

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  • هتافArabic
  • alaridoSpanish
  • kiljahdus, hakata, piestäFinnish
  • criFrench
  • cuachIrish
  • urlo della pertosse, grido, colpire, picchiare, annientare, urloItalian
  • поколотить, улюлюкать, колотить, гикать, выкрик, разгромить, возглас, кашельRussian

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