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English

Etymology 1

Middle English whopen, from Old French hopper, houpper, originally onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: wo͞op, IPA: /wuːp/, SAMPA: /wu:p/ or enPR: ho͞op, IPA: /huːp/, SAMPA: /hu:p/
  • Rhymes: -uːp
  • Homophones: hoop (for one pronunciation of the noun and the associated intransitive verb)

Noun

Singular
whoop

Plural
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whoop ({{{1}}})
  1. An exclamation, a cry, usually of joy.
  2. A gasp, characteristic of whooping cough.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sound made by one inmate to warn other inmates that a guard is approaching the area.
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Verb

Infinitive
to whoop

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to whoop (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To make a whoop.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To warn a fellow inmate of an approaching guard.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Corruption of whip.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to whoop

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to whoop (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To beat, to strike.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To defeat thoroughly.
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