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whoop / (h)woōp; hoōp/ • n. a loud cry of joy or excitement. ∎  a hooting cry or sound: the whoop of fast-approaching sirens. ∎  a long rasping indrawn breath, typically of someone with whooping cough. • v. [intr.] give or make a whoop: all at once they were whooping with laughter. PHRASES: not give (or care) a whoop inf., dated be totally indifferent.whoop it up inf. enjoy oneself or celebrate in a noisy way. ∎  create or stir up excitement or enthusiasm.

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whoop shout, hollo XIV. of imit. orig.
So sb. XVI. Hence whoopee excl. accompanying riotous enjoyment. XIX (orig. U.S.). whooper whistling swan XVII. whooping-cough, cough accompanied by a sound like ‘whoop’. XVIII.

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whoop (hoop) n. see whooping cough.