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[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-/ Informal.
(used as a shout of exuberant joy.)
make whoopee, to engage in uproarious merrymaking.
Also, whoopie.
Origin of whoopee
1875-80, Americanism; whoop + -ee of uncertain origin; cf. yippee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


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

whomp up

verb phrase

To make; devise or build: I whomped me up one heck of a nightmare (1950+)

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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