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Definition of "whoop" []

  • A loud cry of exultation or excitement. (noun)
  • A shout uttered by a hunter or warrior. (noun)
  • A hooting cry, as of a bird. (noun)
  • The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough. (noun)
  • To utter a loud shout or cry. See Synonyms at shout. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whoop" in a sentence
  • "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."