whoopee

or whoop·ie

[noun hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-; interjection hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-]Informal.

interjection

(used as a shout of exuberant joy.)

Nearby words

  1. whomsoever,
  2. whoof,
  3. whoop,
  4. whoop it up,
  5. whoop-de-do,
  6. whoopee cushion,
  7. whooper,
  8. whooper swan,
  9. whooping cough,
  10. whooping cough vaccine

Idioms

    make whoopee, to engage in uproarious merrymaking.

Origin of whoopee

1875–80, Americanism; whoop + -ee of uncertain origin; cf. yippee

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British Dictionary definitions for make whoopee

whoopee

interjection (wʊˈpiː)

an exclamation of joy, excitement, etc

noun (ˈwʊpiː)

make whoopee
  1. to engage in noisy merrymaking
  2. to make love
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Idioms and Phrases with make whoopee

make whoopee

see whoop it up.

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