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whoop

 (ho͞op, wo͞op, hwo͞op)
n.
1.
a. A loud cry of exultation or excitement.
b. A shout uttered by a hunter or warrior.
2. A hooting cry, as of a bird.
3. The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
v. whooped, whoop·ing, whoops
v.intr.
1. To utter a loud shout or cry. See Synonyms at yell.
2. To utter a hooting cry.
3. To make the paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
v.tr.
1. To utter with a whoop.
2. To chase, call, urge on, or drive with a whoop: whooping the cattle down the road.
Idiom:
whoop it up Slang
1. To have a jolly, noisy celebration.
2. To express or arouse enthusiasm; cheer: conventioneers whooping it up for their candidate.

[From Middle English whopen, to whoop, variant of hopen, from Old French hopper, of imitative origin.]

whoop

(wuːp)
vb
1. to utter (speech) with loud cries, as of enthusiasm or excitement
2. (Medicine) med to cough convulsively with a crowing sound made at each inspiration
3. (Zoology) (of certain birds) to utter (a hooting cry)
4. (tr) to urge on or call with or as if with whoops
5. whoop it up (wʊp; wuːp) informal
a. to indulge in a noisy celebration
b. US to arouse enthusiasm
n
6. a loud cry, esp one expressing enthusiasm or excitement
7. (Medicine) med the convulsive crowing sound made during a paroxysm of whooping cough
8. not worth a whoop informal worthless
[C14: of imitative origin]

whoop

(ʰwup, ʰwʊp, wup, wʊp; esp. for 2 hup, hʊp)

n., v.
interj. n.
1. a loud cry or shout, as of excitement or joy.
2. a loud, hollow call or hoot, as of an owl or baboon.
3. a deep intake of air with a hollow gasping sound, as brought on by choking or rapidly repetitive coughing.
v.i.
4. to utter a loud cry or shout in expressing enthusiasm, excitement, etc.
5. to utter the cry of an owl or crane.
v.t.
6. to utter with or as if with a whoop.
7. to whoop to or at.
8. to urge, pursue, or drive with whoops: to whoop the dogs on.
interj.
9. (used as a cry to attract attention from afar, or to show excitement, encouragement, enthusiasm, etc.)
Idioms:
whoop it up, Informal.
a. to celebrate noisily.
b. to stir up enthusiasm.
[1375–1425; late Middle English whopen; of expressive orig.]

whoop


Past participle: whooped
Gerund: whooping

Imperative
whoop
whoop
Present
I whoop
you whoop
he/she/it whoops
we whoop
you whoop
they whoop
Preterite
I whooped
you whooped
he/she/it whooped
we whooped
you whooped
they whooped
Present Continuous
I am whooping
you are whooping
he/she/it is whooping
we are whooping
you are whooping
they are whooping
Present Perfect
I have whooped
you have whooped
he/she/it has whooped
we have whooped
you have whooped
they have whooped
Past Continuous
I was whooping
you were whooping
he/she/it was whooping
we were whooping
you were whooping
they were whooping
Past Perfect
I had whooped
you had whooped
he/she/it had whooped
we had whooped
you had whooped
they had whooped
Future
I will whoop
you will whoop
he/she/it will whoop
we will whoop
you will whoop
they will whoop
Future Perfect
I will have whooped
you will have whooped
he/she/it will have whooped
we will have whooped
you will have whooped
they will have whooped
Future Continuous
I will be whooping
you will be whooping
he/she/it will be whooping
we will be whooping
you will be whooping
they will be whooping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whooping
you have been whooping
he/she/it has been whooping
we have been whooping
you have been whooping
they have been whooping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whooping
you will have been whooping
he/she/it will have been whooping
we will have been whooping
you will have been whooping
they will have been whooping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whooping
you had been whooping
he/she/it had been whooping
we had been whooping
you had been whooping
they had been whooping
Conditional
I would whoop
you would whoop
he/she/it would whoop
we would whoop
you would whoop
they would whoop
Past Conditional
I would have whooped
you would have whooped
he/she/it would have whooped
we would have whooped
you would have whooped
they would have whooped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whoop - a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
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"
Verb1.whoop - shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
2.whoop - cough spasmodicallywhoop - cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
cough - exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; "The smoker coughs all day"

whoop

verb cry, shout, scream, cheer, yell, shriek, hoot, holler (informal) The audience whooped and cheered with delight.
noun cry, shout, scream, cheer, yell, shriek, hoot, holler (informal), hurrah, halloo A wild frenzy of whoops and yells arose outside.

whoop

verb
To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:
Translations
شَهْقَة بَعْدَ قَحَّهصَيْحَة فَرَحيَصيحُ فَرَحا
jublejublenkigging
húzás
æpa, hrópaóp, hrópsog, soghljóî
kokliušasšūkčiotišūksniaisuspiegti
izsauciensizsauktiesskaļš elpas vilciensspiedziensspiegt
sipivý dychvýskať
boğmaca öksürüğühaykırmaksevinç çığlığısevinçle bağırmak

whoop

[huːp]
A. Ngrito m, alarido m
with a whoop of joycon un grito de alegría
B. VIgritar, dar alaridos; (when coughing) → toser
C. VT to whoop it up (o.f.) (= make merry) → divertirse ruidosamente; (= let hair down) → echar una cana al aire

whoop

hwuːp]
vi
to whoop with delight → pousser des cris de joie
ncri m de joie

whoop

nRuf m, → Schrei m; (= war cry also)Geschrei nt no pl, → Geheul nt no pl; with a whoop of joyunter Freudengeschrei
vt to whoop it up (inf)auf die Pauke hauen (inf)
virufen, schreien; (with whooping cough) → pfeifen; (with joy) → jauchzen

whoop

[huːp]
1. ngrido
2. vigridare (Med) (when coughing) → tossire in modo convulso
3. vt to whoop it up (fam) → fare baldoria

whoop

(wuːp) , ((American also) hu:p) noun
1. a loud cry of delight, triumph etc. a whoop of joy.
2. the noisy sound made when breathing in after prolonged coughing.
verb
to give a loud cry of delight, triumph etc.
ˈwhooping-cough, ˈhooping-cough (ˈhuː-) noun
an infectious disease with violent bouts of coughing followed by a whoop.

whoop

n. estridor, sonido que caracteriza la respiración después de un ataque de tos ferina.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Sometimes his crew would be heard dashing along past the farmhouses at midnight, with whoop and halloo, like a troop of Don Cossacks; and the old dames, startled out of their sleep, would listen for a moment till the hurry-scurry had clattered by, and then exclaim, "Ay, there goes Brom Bones and his gang
They were behind with their rent all the time, but the company was good to them; there was some politics back of that, Grandmother Majauszkiene could not say just what, but the Laffertys had belonged to the "War Whoop League," which was a sort of political club of all the thugs and rowdies in the district; and if you belonged to that, you could never be arrested for anything.
Of course this novice's report lacked whoop and crash and lurid description, and therefore wanted the true ring; but its antique wording was quaint and sweet and simple, and full of the fragrances and flavors of the time, and these little merits made up in a meas- ure for its more important lacks.
He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding- dong-dong, ding-dong-dong, for he was personating a steamboat.
His escort would rush him up a tree till he felt the thinnest topmost branches crackle and bend under them, and then with a cough and a whoop would fling themselves into the air outward and downward, and bring up, hanging by their hands or their feet to the lower limbs of the next tree.
He gave a whoop of dismay, staggered a little way, and fell down.
Can you remember those glorious days of fresh young manhood--how, when coming home along the moonlit road, we felt too full of life for sober walking, and had to spring and skip, and wave our arms, and shout till belated farmers' wives thought--and with good reason, too--that we were mad, and kept close to the hedge, while we stood and laughed aloud to see them scuttle off so fast and made their blood run cold with a wild parting whoop, and the tears came, we knew not why?
Rasping up on either side, with oars trailing to save them from snapping, they poured in a living torrent with horrid yell and shrill whoop upon the defenceless merchantman.
The clang of blows, the cries of the stricken, the short, deep shout of the islanders, and the fierce whoops of the rovers, rose together in a deafening tumult, while the breath of the panting men went up in the wintry air like the smoke from a furnace.
They had encamped one night on the banks of a small stream, which came down from the Wind River Mountains, when about midnight, a band of Indians burst upon their camp, with horrible yells and whoops, and a discharge of guns and arrows.
They had not gone much further when frightful whoops and yells burst forth from each side of the river, and several hundred Indians appeared on either bank.