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Meaning of WHOOP

Pronunciation:  hoop

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

WHOOP is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Whoop\, n. [See Hoopoe.] (Zo["o]l.)
    The hoopoe.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
  4. \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.