Whoop(?), n. 1. A shout of pursuit or of war; a very of eagerness, enthusiasm, enjoyment, vengeance, terror, or the like; an halloo; a hoot, or cry, as of an owl.
A fox, crossing the road, drew off a considerable detachment, who clapped spurs to their horses, and pursued him with whoops and halloos.Addison.
The whoop of the crane.Longfellow.
2. A loud, shrill, prolonged sound or sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.
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