Definitions for: Whoop


[n] a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
[v] cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
[v] shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"



Webster (1913) Definition: Whoop, n. [See Hoopoe.] (Zo["o]l.)
The hoopoe.


Whoop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whooped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Whooping.] [OE. houpen. See Hoop, v. i.]
1. 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.

Each whooping with a merry shout. --Wordsworth.

When naught was heard but now and then the howl Of
some vile cur, or whooping of the owl. --W. Browne.

2. To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in
whooping cough.


Whoop, v. t.
To insult with shouts; to chase with derision.

And suffered me by the voice of slaves to be Whooped
out of Rome. --Shak.


Whoop, n.
1. 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.

A fox, crossing the road, drew off a considerable
detachment, who clapped spurs to their horses, and
pursued him with whoops and halloos. --Addison.

The whoop of the crane. --Longfellow.

2. A loud, shrill, prolonged sound or sonorous inspiration,
as in whooping cough.

Synonyms: hack

See Also: call, call, cough, cry, cry, holler, hollo, outcry, scream, shout, shout, shout out, squall, vociferation, yell, yell

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