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whoop

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

whoopn. [See Hoopoe.].
     The hoopoe.  [1913 Webster]
whoopv. i. [OE. houpen. See Hoop, v. i.].
  •  To utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to utter a war whoop; to hoot, as an owl.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each whooping with a merry shout."  [1913 Webster]
    "When naught was heard but now and then the howl
    Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.  [1913 Webster]
whoopv. t. 
     To insult with shouts; to chase with derision.  [1913 Webster]
    "And suffered me by the voice of slaves to be
    Whooped out of Rome.
    "  [1913 Webster]
whoopn. 
  •  A shout of pursuit or of war; a very of eagerness, enthusiasm, enjoyment, vengeance, terror, or the like; an halloo; a hoot, or cry, as of an owl.  [1913 Webster]
    "A fox, crossing the road, drew off a considerable detachment, who clapped spurs to their horses, and pursued him with whoops and halloos."  [1913 Webster]
    "The whoop of the crane."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A loud, shrill, prolonged sound or sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

whoop, n. & v. (also hoop)
--n.
1 a loud cry of or as of excitement etc.
2 a long rasping indrawn breath in whooping cough.
--v.intr. utter a whoop.

Idiom
whooping cough an infectious bacterial disease, esp. of children, with a series of short violent coughs followed by a whoop. whooping swan a swan, Cygnus cygnus, with a characteristic whooping sound in flight. whoop it up colloq.
1 engage in revelry.
2 US make a stir.
Etymology
ME: imit.

THESAURUS

whoop

ace, bark, battle cry, bawl, bellow, call, caterwaul, cheer, cry, damn, hail, halloo, holler, hollo, hoot, howl, hurrah, jot, lota, modicum, rallying cry, ray, roar, scream, screech, shout, shred, shriek, squall, squawk, squeal, war cry, war whoop, whit, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yo-ho, yowl

ROGET THESAURUS

whoop

Cry

VB cry, roar, shout, bawl, brawl, halloo, halloa, hoop, whoop, yell, bellow, howl, scream, screech, screak, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal, squall, whine, pule, pipe, yaup, cheer, hoot, grumble, moan, groan, snore, snort, grunt, vociferate, raise up the voice, lift up the voice, call out, sing out, cry out, exclaim, rend the air, thunder at the top of one's voice, shout at the top of one's voice, shout at the pitch of one's breath, thunder at the pitch of one's breath, s'_egosiller, strain the throat, strain the voice, strain the lungs, give a cry.


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