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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement v. - Cough spasmodically; Shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm.

Usage examples (36)
  • Haven't heard the term whoop-ass for about 7 years, and even then it was a joke...
  • The "whoop" comes from the sharp intake of breath following a series of exhausting, oxygen-depleting coughs.
  • The high-pitched whoop is a symptom heard mainly in younger children; it's the sound of a desperate attempt to breathe.
  • Black preachers who 'whoop' -- minstrels or ministers? for more
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  • Did she "whoop" (a loud cry or shout) as she jumped through the "hoop" (a large ring uses in sports)?
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