Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

whoof

[hwoo f, woo f, hwoof, woof] /ʰwʊf, wʊf, ʰwuf, wuf/
noun
1.
a deep gruff sound.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make such a sound.
interjection
3.
(used to express exultation or surprise).
Origin of whoof
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for whoof
Historical Examples
  • Just a few drops from the bottle, and a few sniffs, and whoof!

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • 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

Word of the Day

Nearby words for whoof

Word Value for whoof

0
13
Scrabble Words With Friends