[hoop-dee-doo, -doo, hoo p-, hwoop-, hwoo p-, woop-, woo p-]
- lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: New Year's Eve whoop-de-do.
- heated discussion or debate, especially in public: a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.
- extravagant publicity or fanfare: the whoop-de-do of a movie premiere.
Origin of whoop-de-do
1935–40; origin uncertain; see whoop
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018