[ noun hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-; interjection hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo- ]
/ noun ˈʰwʊp i, ˈwʊp i, ˈʰwu pi, ˈwu-; interjection ˈʰwʊpˈi, ˈwʊpˈi, ˈʰwuˈpi, ˈwu- /
(used as a shout of exuberant joy.)
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make whoopee, to engage in uproarious merrymaking.
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British Dictionary definitions for make whoopee
/ informal /
an exclamation of joy, excitement, etc
- to engage in noisy merrymaking
- to make love
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Idioms and Phrases with make whoopee
see whoop it up.
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