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or whoopie

[noun hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-; interjection hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-] /noun ˈʰwʊp i, ˈwʊp i, ˈʰwu pi, ˈwu-; interjection ˈʰwʊpˈi, ˈwʊpˈi, ˈʰwuˈpi, ˈwu-/ Informal.
(used as a shout of exuberant joy.)
make whoopee, to engage in uproarious merrymaking.
Origin of whoopee
1875-80, Americanism; whoop + -ee of uncertain origin; cf. yippee Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for make whoopee


interjection (wʊˈpiː)
an exclamation of joy, excitement, etc
noun (ˈwʊpiː)
make whoopee
  1. to engage in noisy merrymaking
  2. to make love
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Slang definitions & phrases for make whoopee

make whoopee

verb phrase

  1. To have a very good time; party: 70 degrees and humidity 50 percent, which is when fleas make serious whoopee (1928+)
  2. To copulate; screw: ''What do you mean, done, Ethan?'' ''You know, made whoopee, for Christ's sake''



An exclamation of joy and approval; hurrah (1862+)


Exuberant merriment; wild celebration; whoop-de-do: ''Whoopee'' seems to have entered New York with the accent on the first syllable (1928+)

[based on whoop, which is found fr late 1300s; popularized and perhaps coined by the colmnist Walter Winchell]

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