Origin of whoops
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of whoop
Examples from the Web for whoops
Contemporary Examples of whoops
Of course, this was greeted with a round of applause and whoops from her room of willingly incarcerated followers.Why We Should Hate 'Haters Gonna Hate'
August 25, 2014
Private, intimate, dirty things are captured and then—whoops!So You Want to be a Porn Star? Inside the Sex Tape Phenomenon
July 19, 2014
All those roads and systems have to be maintained . . .and whoops!Will the Young People Go Home Again?
June 12, 2013
More giddy people climb aboard, and again we erupt into applause and whoops.Subway Euphoria
November 5, 2008
Historical Examples of whoops
I don't think she ever cared two whoops for me, to tell you the truth.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
For a long time we had ceased to hear the mate's whoops and yells.Falk
We grew uneasy, and then he said two whoops might be heard from his cabin.The Farmer Boy, and How He Became Commander-In-Chief
High-pitched Indians whoops sent a new chill through Nicole.Shaman
He listened to the whoops and barks in an interval between shots.The Road to Frontenac
- to indulge in a noisy celebration
- USto arouse enthusiasm
Word Origin for whoop
exclamation of dismay, 1925; see oops.
mid-14c., houpen, partly imitative, partly from Old French houper "to cry out," also imitative. It is attested as an interjection from at least mid-15c. The noun is recorded from c.1600. Extended form whoopee is attested from 1845, originally American English; whoopee cushion is attested from 1960. Phrase whoop it up "create a disturbance" is recorded from 1884. Expression whoop-de-do is recorded from 1929. Whooping cough (1739) is now the prevalent spelling of hooping cough; whooping crane is recorded from 1791.