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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: houpper, from the sound.

whoop

verb
     
whoop [intransitive]
1 to shout loudly and happily:
Hundreds of people ran past them, whooping joyously.
2

whoop it up

informal to enjoy yourself very much, especially in a large group
whoop noun [countable]
whoops of victory

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