whoop-de-do

or whoop-de-doo

[hoop-dee-doo, -doo, hoo p-, hwoop-, hwoo p-, woop-, woo p-]
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noun, plural whoop-de-dos. Informal.
  1. lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: New Year's Eve whoop-de-do.
  2. heated discussion or debate, especially in public: a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.
  3. extravagant publicity or fanfare: the whoop-de-do of a movie premiere.

Origin of whoop-de-do

1935–40; origin uncertain; see whoop
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