In a spontaneous act of call and response, we all whoop and start clapping back, united by euphoria.
Here they would dance and drink and sing and whoop it up like hell, till—till—Yes, that's what would happen.
The finish was a whoop on the low note so loud that it lifted my hair.
Then he glanced at the heading of the letter and let out a whoop.
But to be let down and out by the only woman I ever gave a whoop for in all my life, for a fellow like that!
Then with a whoop he threw it from him, and catching his mother about the waist whirled her around the room in a wild war dance.
He only left out the whoop from deference to the B.M.'s feelings.
He gave one whoop, the car shot down, and I was on the drag.
You must do it all in one run; no pausing on the way—but, whoop!
And we could hear Ed Gurney whoop when he held a tin of it aloft.
mid-14c., houpen, partly imitative, partly from Old French houper "to cry out," also imitative. It is attested as an interjection from at least mid-15c. The noun is recorded from c.1600. Extended form whoopee is attested from 1845, originally American English; whoopee cushion is attested from 1960. Phrase whoop it up "create a disturbance" is recorded from 1884. Expression whoop-de-do is recorded from 1929. Whooping cough (1739) is now the prevalent spelling of hooping cough; whooping crane is recorded from 1791.
whoop (hōōp, hwōōp, wōōp)
The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.