whoop de do

whoop-de-do

[hoop-dee-doo, -doo, hoop-, hwoop-, hwoop-, woop-, woop-]
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:
1935–40; origin uncertain; see whoop

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