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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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British Dictionary definitions for whoopie

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 whoopie

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]


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