No matter how often the subject came up, the audience (whose non-white faces could be counted on one hand) whooped appreciatively.
The audience dutifully stood and whooped, but the atmosphere was not electric.
We laughed and whooped and clapped and danced and hugged each other.
The crowd cheered and whooped for Jerry Lee, who raised a hand and pulled his face in a taut grin.
When they went to church they whooped and hollowed along the road.
If it was whooping-cough, she whooped most heartily; if it was measles, she had them thick.
He whooped them if he thought they needed it and he knowed when and where to stop.
They were so greatly pleased that they hurrahed and whooped for joy.
But the four smaller children just whooped when they saw what had brought the Mexicans to the front of the big house.
The Indians whooped and you put out the fire, the only cool head among them.
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.