Crossword clues for whoop
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hoopoe \Hoop"oe\, Hoopoo \Hoop"oo\, n. [So called from its cry; cf. L. upupa, Gr. ?, D. hop, F. huppe; cf. also G. wiedenhopf, OHG. wituhopfo, lit., wood hopper.] (Zo["o]l.) A European bird of the genus Upupa ( Upupa epops), having a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure, and a slender down-curving bill. Called also hoop, whoop. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus and allied genera.
Hoop \Hoop\, v. i. [OE. houpen; cf. F. houper to hoop, to shout; -- a hunting term, prob. fr. houp, an interj. used in calling. Cf. Whoop.]
To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout. [Usually written whoop.]
To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.
Hooping cough. (Med.) See Whooping cough.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., houpen, partly imitative, partly from Old French huper, houper "to cry out, shout," also imitative. It is attested as an interjection from at least mid-15c. Spelling with wh- is from mid-15c. The noun is recorded from c.1600. Phrase whoop it up "create a disturbance" is recorded from 1881. 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.
Etymology 1 alt. 1 An exclamation, a cry, usually of joy. 2 A gasp, characteristic of whooping cough. 3 A bump on a racetrack. 4 A bird, the hoopoe. n. 1 An exclamation, a cry, usually of joy. 2 A gasp, characteristic of whooping cough. 3 A bump on a racetrack. 4 A bird, the hoopoe. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To make a whoop. 2 (context transitive English) To shout, to yell. Etymology 2
alt. 1 (context transitive informal English) To beat, to strike. 2 (context transitive informal English) To defeat thoroughly. vb. 1 (context transitive informal English) To beat, to strike. 2 (context transitive informal English) To defeat thoroughly.
n. a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
v. shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"
cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day" [syn: hack]
Usage examples of "whoop".
From that apish, ferocious-looking giant he had expected a voice that was a whooping roar.
After an extensive tussle, punctuated by whoops, giggles and female screams, the predictable result was obtained with Avis straddling his face, Eris his hips.
As they pull into the driveway, the women whoop and wave like crazy people from their elevated deck seats, delirious as bleacher fans late in the second game of a long doubleheader.
What he hated was Raymo going faster than Ceese ever could, while waving his arms and squatting down and standing up and even raising one leg like a stork, all the while whooping and calling out to Ceese.
That was when Alvin became vaguely aware of the voices of Mike and Abe and Coz, somewhere in the distance, whooping and hollering like little boys.
Then at the right moment Cuth darted from his hiding place, whooping at the top of his voice and whirling his lasso.
The preteen Desdaine triplets, Withering, Scornful, and Derisive, whooped in delight.
The cabman suddenly whooped and doubled up, kicked under the diaphragm.
When the words finally came from Dunster they did so with a whoop of delight.
Cimber who told him of his victory, the spoils his legions had dragged across the Ganga River whooping in jubilation.
It was the disheveled and breathless Cimber who told him of his victory, the spoils his legions had dragged across the Ganga River whooping in jubilation.
Crowds of people, scarfed and booted, have gathered around, laughing and applauding and stamping their feet in the snow, whooping the prancing buffoon through his mocking routines -- now, hobbling and cackling wildly, he is chasing all the young girls in the audience, making them squeal and clutch tight their coats and skirts.
It howled and whooped and charged Avelyn, ready to throttle the monk with its bare hands.
And when he prints it, in England, France, Germany, and Italy, he italicizes it, puts some whooping exclamation-points after it, and sometimes explains it in a parenthesis.
Lord Redlady with a democratic heartiness which was so false that the workwoman Eleanor, silent all the evening, let out one wild caw of a laugh, like a kookaburra beginning to whoop in a tree.