Of course, this was greeted with a round of applause and whoops from her room of willingly incarcerated followers.
Private, intimate, dirty things are captured and then—whoops!
More giddy people climb aboard, and again we erupt into applause and whoops.
All those roads and systems have to be maintained . . .and whoops!
Now he was within hearing of their whoops, but he was already at the foot of the butte.
We grew uneasy, and then he said two whoops might be heard from his cabin.
They were to rush on, with whoops, be annihilated, and retire in confusion.
I don't think she ever cared two whoops for me, to tell you the truth.
Murphy looked at them climbing the hills inland, their whoops and yells coming back to him like pæans of victory.
High-pitched Indians whoops sent a new chill through Nicole.
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.