war whoop


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war whoop

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the yell or howl uttered, esp by North American Indians, while making an attack

war′ cry`


n.
1. a word or phrase shouted in charging; battle cry.
2. a slogan, phrase, or motto used to unite a political party, etc.
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Noun1.war whoop - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battlewar whoop - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
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He might just as well have turned a somersault and uttered an Indian war whoop, for his face was so full of suppressed excitement and his voice so treacherously joyful that everyone jumped up, though he only said, in a queer, breathless voice, "Here's another Christmas present for the March family.
On his return to Edinburgh, armed to the teeth, painted like a Native American and doing a Cherokee war whoop, Peter drew large crowds who loved hearing about his travels.
After taking only four steps, I saw him lying there, 60 yards off, and let out a war whoop and danced a jig.
And (right) The Last War Whoop, 1855, by Arthur F Tait.
Touch that feather on the fourth verse and he will give a whoop, a war whoop to the enemy, acknowledging the enemy and calling him to the ceremony.
One imagines a Kerry administration pursuing serious negotiations to craft not only a nonholocaustal exit strategy in Iraq but a participatory role for America in the construction of a sane world order in which "democracy" might once again sound like a good idea rather than a mad-dog cowboy war whoop.
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The Indians in the trees raised a war whoop upon seeing the British retreat, and the loud turkey calls echoing throughout the forest caused the British soldiers to panic despite Washington's urgings.
These rhetorical feints are mere calisthenics before the heavy lifting of the bombs, a ritual clearing of the throat before the war whoop.
He then launched into ``Indian War Whoop,'' originally performed by Hoyt Ming & His Pep Steppers (the name tells you enough).
Ola and Fannie imagine Elvis's little bump and grind as originally a movement of the circle dance, and his hiccupy singing style as once a war whoop or an Indian love call.
This year, when the president gave his war whoop and the heat was on, a cowardly legislative branch surrendered its role as guardian of national defense.