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Idioms about whoop

    not worth a whoop, Informal. to be worthless: Their promises aren't worth a whoop.
    whoop it up, Informal.
    1. to raise a disturbance, as to celebrate noisily: They whooped it up after winning the big game.
    2. to stir up enthusiasm, as for an idea or project: Every spring they whoop it up for the circus.

Origin of whoop

1350–1400; Middle English whopen,Old English hwōpan to threaten; cognate with Gothic hwopan to boast
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British Dictionary definitions for whoop

whoop
/ (wuːp) /

verb
noun
See also whoops

Word Origin for whoop

C14: of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for whoop

whoop
[ hōōp, wōōp ]

n.
The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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