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Whoop \Whoop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whooped; p. pr. & vb. n. Whooping.] [OE. houpen. See Hoop, v. i.] [1913 Webster]
To utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to utter a war whoop; to hoot, as an owl. [1913 Webster] Each whooping with a merry shout. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] When naught was heard but now and then the howl Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]
To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough. [1913 Webster]
Whooping \Whoop"ing\, a. & n. from Whoop, v. t. [1913 Webster] Whooping cough (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop; chin cough; hooping cough. --Dunglison. Whooping crane (Zool.), a North American crane (Crus Americana) noted for the loud, whooplike note which it utters. Whooping swan (Zool.), the whooper swan. See the Note under Swan. [1913 Webster]



  1. present participle of whoop

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