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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The city inspector of sidewalks was a barkeeper at the War Whoop Cafe--and maybe he could make it uncomfortable for any tradesman who did not stand in with Scully!
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.
Another question which suggested itself to many who heard their half-terrible, halfgrotesque war whoop for the first time is by what queer anomaly such burly fellows should come to have such high-pitched voices.
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.
When their time came to die, some of the Indian men gave a last war whoop.
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.
Learning that her family would now be moving into the White House, Alice was said to have "shrieked and let out a war whoop and started dancing on the front lawn.
lThere is a Town Moor double for Ryan Price and Brian Taylor when Obraztsovy outruns War Whoop in the ten-furlong heat, and Hard Attack pips Man Alive in the
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.