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whoop-de-do

[hoop-dee-doo, -doo, hoo p-, hwoop-, hwoo p-, woop-, woo p-] /ˈhup diˌdu, -ˈdu, ˈhʊp-, ˈʰwup-, ˈʰwʊp-, ˈwup-, ˈwʊp-/
noun, plural whoop-de-dos. Informal.
1.
lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking:
New Year's Eve whoop-de-do.
2.
heated discussion or debate, especially in public:
a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.
3.
extravagant publicity or fanfare:
the whoop-de-do of a movie premiere.
Also, whoop-de-doo.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; origin uncertain; see whoop
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whoop-de-do

adjective

: The racketeering, gossiping, whoop-dedoodle thing, it is a piece of stinking fish (1920s+)

noun
  1. Raucous confusion; noisy celebration; jolly fuss: a gay sense of flossy whoop-de-doo/ but, in spite of this whoopde-doo/ Cowboys and soldiers created a deafening hoop-a-doop (1929+)
  2. A series of ruts or bumps in a road: A department analysis of the ripples, called whoopdedoos by engineers (1980s+ Motorcyclists & highway engineers)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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