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whoopee

[n. hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-; interj. hwoo p-ee, woo p-ee, hwoo-pee, woo-] /n. ˈʰwʊp i, ˈwʊp i, ˈʰwu pi, ˈwu-; interj. ˈʰwʊpˈi, ˈwʊpˈi, ˈʰwuˈpi, ˈwu-/
interjection
1.
(used as a shout of exuberant joy.)
Idioms
2.
make whoopee, to engage in uproarious merrymaking.
Also, whoopie.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; whoop + -ee of uncertain origin; cf. yippee
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Examples from the web for whoopee
  • He is a satirist with a heart, a moralist with a whoopee cushion, a cynic who wants to believe.
  • Another sugary treat here is whoopee pie: two chocolate cookies or cakes with white icing sandwiched in the middle.
  • She should take time to rest and relax during the day so that she is not exhausted and depleted come whoopee hour.
  • Whether you are intent on making money or making whoopee, you will have plenty of stamina for burning midnight oil.
  • Oh, we've dallied with the whoopee cq cushion, gone through the fake dog poo phase and toyed with the hand buzzer.
  • And for having a whoopee time breaking other people's windows.
British Dictionary definitions for whoopee

whoopee

interjection (wʊˈpiː)
1.
an exclamation of joy, excitement, etc
noun (ˈwʊpiː)
2.
make whoopee
  1. to engage in noisy merrymaking
  2. to make love
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Slang definitions & phrases for whoopee

whoopee

interjection

An exclamation of joy and approval; hurrah (1862+)

noun

Exuberant merriment; wild celebration; whoop-de-do: ''Whoopee'' seems to have entered New York with the accent on the first syllable (1928+)

[based on whoop, which is found fr late 1300s; popularized and perhaps coined by the colmnist Walter Winchell]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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