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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whoopnoun

    the hoopoe

    Etymology: [See 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

    Etymology: [See Hoopoe.]

  3. Whoopverb

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

    Etymology: [See Hoopoe.]

  4. Whoopverb

    to insult with shouts; to chase with derision

    Etymology: [See Hoopoe.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Hoopoe.]

  6. Whoopnoun

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

    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. 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.

  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.

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  • alaridoSpanish
  • kiljahdus, hakata, piestäFinnish
  • cuachIrish
  • urlo, urlo della pertosse, annientare, picchiare, colpire, gridoItalian
  • кашель, возглас, гикать, колотить, улюлюкать, поколотить, выкрик, разгромитьRussian

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    a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
    • A. contempt
    • B. wavering
    • C. whitewash
    • D. conveyance

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