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whoof

[hwoo f, woo f, hwoof, woof]
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noun
  1. a deep gruff sound.
verb (used without object)
  1. to make such a sound.
interjection
  1. (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

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</p>

    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


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