whoof

[ hwoof, woof, hwoof, woof ]
/ ʰwʊf, wʊf, ʰwuf, wuf /

noun

a deep gruff sound.

verb (used without object)

to make such a sound.

interjection

(used to express exultation or surprise).

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Origin of whoof

First recorded in 1760–70; imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for whoof

  • Once more the priest's brawny arm flashed through the air, and struck with a "whoof!"

    Robin Hood|J. Walker McSpadden
  • I can fancy myself hopping into the chauffeur's seat, and whoof!

    Banked Fires|E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  • Just a few drops from the bottle, and a few sniffs, and whoof!

    The Old Tobacco Shop|William Bowen
  • MacDonald gave a grunt of disgust that was like the whoof of a bear.

    The Hunted Woman|James Oliver Curwood