WHOOP

whoop

(noun) a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement

hack, whoop

(verb) cough spasmodically; “The patient with emphysema is hacking all day”

whoop

(verb) shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; “The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

whoop (plural whoops)

A loud, eager cry, usually of joy.

A gasp, characteristic of whooping cough.

A bump on a racetrack.

Verb

whoop (third-person singular simple present whoops, present participle whooping, simple past and past participle whooped)

(intransitive) To make a whoop.

(transitive) To shout, to yell.

To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.

(transitive, obsolete) To insult with shouts; to chase with derision.

Synonyms

• See also shout

Etymology 2

Corruption of whip.

Verb

whoop (third-person singular simple present whoops, present participle whooping, simple past and past participle whooped)

(transitive, informal) To beat, to strike.

(transitive, informal) To defeat thoroughly.

Source: Wiktionary


Whoop (, n. Etym: [See Hoopoe.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: The hoopoe.

Whoop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whooped; p. pr. & vb. n. Whooping.] Etym: [OE. houpen. See Hoop, v. i.]

1. 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. Each whooping with a merry shout. Wordsworth. When naught was heard but now and then the howl Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl. W. Browne.

2. To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.

Whoop, v. t.

Definition: To insult with shouts; to chase with derision. And suffered me by the voice of slaves to be Whooped out of Rome. Shak.

Whoop, n.

1. 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 fox, crossing the road, drew off a considerable detachment, who clapped spurs to their horses, and pursued him with whoops and halloos. Addison. The whoop of the crane. Longfellow.

2. A loud, shrill, prolonged sound or sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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