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whoop-de-do

or whoop-de-doo

[ hoop-dee-doo, -doo, hoop-, hwoop-, hwoop-, woop-, woop- ]
/ ˈhup diˌdu, -ˈdu, ˈhʊp-, ˈʰwup-, ˈʰwʊp-, ˈwup-, ˈwʊp- /
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noun, plural whoop-de-dos.Informal.
lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: New Year's Eve whoop-de-do.
heated discussion or debate, especially in public: a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.
extravagant publicity or fanfare: the whoop-de-do of a movie premiere.
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Origin of whoop-de-do

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; origin uncertain; see whoop
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