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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘whoop’.

Whoop
Pronunciation:
\ˈhüp, ˈhp, ˈhwüp, ˈhwp, ˈwüp, ˈwp\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
Middle English whopen, houpen, from Anglo-French huper, of imitative origin
Date:
14th century
intransitive verb
1: to utter a whoop in expression of eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment : 
2: to utter the cry of an owl : 
3: to make the characteristic whoop of cough
4 a: to go or pass with a loud noise b: to be rushed through by acclamation or with noisy support <the bill whooped through both houses>transitive verb
1 a: to utter or express with a whoop b: to urge, drive, or cheer on with a whoop
2: to agitate in behalf of
3: , <whoop up the price>
whoop it up

1: to celebrate riotously : 
2: to stir up enthusiasm


whoop. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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