whoopee

or whoop·ie

[ noun hwoop-ee, woop-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-; interjection hwoop-ee, woop-ee, hwoo-pee, woo- ]
/ noun ˈʰwʊp i, ˈwʊp i, ˈʰwu pi, ˈwu-; interjection ˈʰwʊpˈi, ˈwʊpˈi, ˈʰwuˈpi, ˈwu- /

interjection Informal.

(used as a shout of exuberant joy.)

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Idioms for whoopee

    make whoopee, Informal. to engage in uproarious merrymaking.

Origin of whoopee

First recorded in 1875–80, Americanism;whoop + -ee of uncertain origin; cf. yippee
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British Dictionary definitions for whoopee

whoopee
/ informal /

interjection (wʊˈpiː)

an exclamation of joy, excitement, etc

noun (ˈwʊpiː)

make whoopee
  1. to engage in noisy merrymaking
  2. to make love
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