Whooping

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whooping a. & n. from Whoop v. t.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Whooping cranes are born with blue eyes that change to bright gold by the time they six months old
    • n whooping A crying out; clamor; howling.
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Usage

In literature:

Their whoops and yells were hideous.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
I have such a dread of whooping cough.
"In the Mist of the Mountains" by Ethel Turner
While we were chatting about this matter we heard some guns fired, and in a very short time after a keen whoop.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
You know as well as I do that a half-baked man isn't worth a whoop, not a solitary whoop.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
The band suddenly united in a tremendous war whoop and from the woods on the other side of the ice came an answering whoop.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Let them shield themselves with the white war whoop.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
All the little McGinnises were sitting in a row on their fence, and they whooped derisively.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Then, with fierce war-whoops, the Indian braves rushed upon him with brandished knives and tomahawks.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
We had four diseases to break out: whooping cough, measles, smallpox; and cholera broke out again.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The shots came in irregular clusters, and the war whoop was heard only at intervals.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

The breakers were right beneath her bows,
She drifted a dreary wreck,
And a whooping billow swept the crew
Like icicles from her deck.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
At top of speed, the horse-men come,
All screaming in a row,
“Whoop! Take him Tiger. Seize him Drum.”
Bang,—bang—the rifles go.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln
But all nature is against her!
Pan, with all his sylvan troop,
Thro' the vista'd woodland valleys
Blocks her course with cry and whoop!
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Still the Fair Horseman anxious pleads;
The Black, wild whooping, points the prey:—
Alas! the Earl no warning heeds,
But frantic keeps the forward way.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
De workmen's few an' mons'rous slow,
De cotton's sheddin' fas';
Whoop, look, jes' look at de Baptis' row,
Hit's mightily in de grass, grass,
Hit's mightily in de grass.
"Uncle Jim's Baptist Revival Hymn" by Sidney Lanier
He burst into the Royal suite,
And like a cowboy whooped with glee;
Dodging the charger's flying feet
The Chamberlain was shocked to see:
Imagine how it must have been a
Grief to Mother Queen Christina!
"Kings Must Die" by Robert W Service

In news:

Eighteen years later, " Whoop -de-damn-do" lives on.
Whoop Dee Doo's Telebration.
Downtown law firm Lathrop and Gage hosted a fundraiser for the arty local children's show Whoop Dee Doo on Friday night.
Sometimes you got whoop somebody.
Everyone has one of these days where you'd just like to whoop somebody.
Whoop De Doo Does Radio.
Buckingham's beloved "Bo Whoop " sells for $175,000.
Just a stone with no drugs no big whoop .
Sheree Fletcher Talks 'Hollywood Exes,' Encouraging Women and Whoop Ash.
Reward grows in whooping crane killings near Albany.
The whooping crane is an endangered species.
Whooping crane savior featured in Freeland.
State asks judge to reopen whooping crane case.
Whooping cough reported at Colo-Nesco elementary.
Whooping cough went on a tear in California back in 2010.
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