In a spontaneous act of call and response, we all whoop and start clapping back, united by euphoria.
Here they would dance and drink and sing and whoop it up like hell, till—till—Yes, that's what would happen.
It was the Indian whoop, which her father had taught her in their woodland rambles at home.
Then he glanced at the heading of the letter and let out a whoop.
It was terrible to leap and whoop and whistle; her very soul revolted.
Then with a whoop he threw it from him, and catching his mother about the waist whirled her around the room in a wild war dance.
So I acted like I didn't give a whoop, the one way or the other.
He gave one whoop, the car shot down, and I was on the drag.
But Jerry, with a "whoop," was racing down the trail, Bigboy and Pepperpot at her heels.
And we could hear Ed Gurney whoop when he held a tin of it aloft.
mid-14c., houpen, partly imitative, partly from Old French houper "to cry out," also imitative. It is attested as an interjection from at least mid-15c. The noun is recorded from c.1600. Extended form whoopee is attested from 1845, originally American English; whoopee cushion is attested from 1960. Phrase whoop it up "create a disturbance" is recorded from 1884. 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.
whoop (hōōp, hwōōp, wōōp)
The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.