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8 definitions found
 for whoop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.] (Zool.)
     Upupa+({Upupa+epops">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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     1. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by
        way of call or pursuit; to shout. [Usually written
        whoop.]
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     2. To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.
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     Hooping cough. (Med.) See Whooping cough.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whoop \Whoop\, n. [See Hoopoe.] (Zool.)
     The hoopoe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whoop \Whoop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whooped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Whooping.] [OE. houpen. See Hoop, v. i.]
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     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.
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              Each whooping with a merry shout.     --Wordsworth.
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              When naught was heard but now and then the howl
              Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl. --W.
                                                    Browne.
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     2. To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in
        whooping cough.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whoop \Whoop\, v. t.
     To insult with shouts; to chase with derision.
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           And suffered me by the voice of slaves to be
           Whooped out of Rome.                     --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whoop \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.
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              A fox, crossing the road, drew off a considerable
              detachment, who clapped spurs to their horses, and
              pursued him with whoops and halloos.  --Addison.
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              The whoop of the crane.               --Longfellow.
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     2. A loud, shrill, prolonged sound or sonorous inspiration,
        as in whooping cough.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
  
  

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