[hwoo f, woo f, hwoof, woof]
- a deep gruff sound.
- to make such a sound.
- (used to express exultation or surprise).
Origin of whoof
First recorded in 1760–70; imitative
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Examples from the Web for whoof
Just a few drops from the bottle, and a few sniffs, and whoof!The Old Tobacco Shop
I can fancy myself hopping into the chauffeur's seat, and whoof!Banked Fires
E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
MacDonald gave a grunt of disgust that was like the whoof of a bear.The Hunted Woman
James Oliver Curwood
Once more the priest's brawny arm flashed through the air, and struck with a "whoof!"Robin Hood
J. Walker McSpadden