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wup [or] wUp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
whoop it up
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a loud, high-pitched shout or cry, such as a battle cry, or a cry of excitement, happiness, or enthusiasm.
She let out a whoop of joy as she looked at the grade on her exam paper.Whoops came up from the audience as the winner of the competition was announced.
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definition 2: a loud yelping or hooting sound made by certain birds.
definition 3: the rasping sound of breathing between coughs in someone ill with whooping cough.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whoops, whooping, whooped
definition 1: to utter a whoop.
The crowd whooped and cheered after the final touchdown.
definition 2: to give a whooping cry, as a bird.
definition 3: to make a rasping intake of breath, as one ill with whooping cough.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to express with a whoop.
definition 2: to urge, encourage, chase, or drive with a whoop or whooping (as dogs in a hunt).
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phrase: whoop it up
derivation: whooper (n.)
Homophone Note
The words whoop and hoop (a large ring) sound alike but have different meanings.