a loud cry or shout, as of excitement or joy.
the sound made by a person suffering from whooping cough.
to utter a loud cry or shout in expressing enthusiasm, excitement, etc.
to cry as an owl, crane, or certain other birds.
to utter with or as if with a whoop.
to whoop to or at.
to call, urge, pursue, or drive with whoops: to whoop dogs on.
(used as a cry to attract attention from afar, or to show excitement, encouragement, enthusiasm, etc.)
whoop up, Informal. to promote or praise; extol: a class reunion where they whoop up the good old days.
Idioms about whoop
not worth a whoop, Informal. to be worthless: Their promises aren't worth a whoop.
whoop it up, Informal.
to raise a disturbance, as to celebrate noisily: They whooped it up after winning the big game.
to stir up enthusiasm, as for an idea or project: Every spring they whoop it up for the circus.
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How to use whoop in a sentence
Since the whoop’s style is very simple, there isn’t much variation beyond customizing a few small components but you can absolutely buy extra whoop bands to fit your personal style.Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker review: A trainer’s tracker | Nick Hilden | January 28, 2022 | Popular-Science
For the past few years, we’ve seen a massive uptick in fitness and wellness wearables such as the whoop strap, the Oura ring, and even CGMs for athletes.
I want to laugh, even let out a whoop, but instead I just keep flying.Chronic Illness Had Me Stuck in Grief. My E-Bike Helped Me Find Joy Again. | mmirhashem | October 11, 2021 | Outside Online
The whoop news signals that Sila was able to engineer the particles in a way that offers safety, life cycles, and other battery performance benchmarks similar to those achieved in existing products.Lithium-ion batteries just made a big leap in a tiny product | James Temple | September 8, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
This is food that prompts little whoops of pleasure and encourages discussion.Tosca returns to business downtown with a fresh look and new chef | Tom Sietsema | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The only remaining question is where Sony found such a giant can of whoop-ass.PS 4 Beats Xbox One For Best New Video Game Console | Winston Ross | June 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
That was some whoop-de-doo speech Barack Obama gave Tuesday in Florida.Michael Tomasky: Economic Fairness Isn’t Enough for Obama’s Game Plan | Michael Tomasky | April 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Finally I located and extracted the missing bauble, and with a triumphant whoop Elizabeth led me back into the waiting room.
Two-seventy happened and with it the apprehensive city at last let out a collective whoop of relief and jubilation.
In a spontaneous act of call and response, we all whoop and start clapping back, united by euphoria.
Giving a terrific whoop, he raised his gun and fired, the ball just missing Lawrence's head.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Well, I'll make the salve an' do the talkin'; Giz'll sort o' whoop things up a bit and Lut'er'll git cured.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
Well, I seemed to be in the open river again by and by, but I couldn't hear no sign of a whoop nowheres.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Away down there somewheres I hears a small whoop, and up comes my spirits.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He stared for a moment wildly at the occupants of the Warren easy chairs, and the next moment let out a whoop of delight.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for whoop
to utter (speech) with loud cries, as of enthusiasm or excitement
med to cough convulsively with a crowing sound made at each inspiration
(of certain birds) to utter (a hooting cry)
(tr) to urge on or call with or as if with whoops
whoop it up (wʊp, wuːp) informal
to indulge in a noisy celebration
US to arouse enthusiasm
a loud cry, esp one expressing enthusiasm or excitement
med the convulsive crowing sound made during a paroxysm of whooping cough
not worth a whoop informal worthless
- See also whoops
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