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whoof

[hwoo f, woo f, hwoof, woof] /ʰwʊf, wʊf, ʰwuf, wuf/
noun
1.
a deep gruff sound.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make such a sound.
interjection
3.
(used to express exultation or surprise).
Origin of whoof
1760-1770
1760-70; imitative
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  • MacDonald gave a grunt of disgust that was like the whoof of a bear.

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
  • Once more the priest's brawny arm flashed through the air, and struck with a "whoof!"

    Robin Hood J. Walker McSpadden
  • Just a few drops from the bottle, and a few sniffs, and whoof!

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • I can fancy myself hopping into the chauffeur's seat, and whoof!

    Banked Fires E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi

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