whoop-de-do


whoop–de–do

noun \ˌh(w)üp-dē-ˈdü, ˌh(w)p-, -tē-\

Definition of WHOOP-DE-DO

1
:  noisy and exuberant or attention-getting activity (as at a social affair or in a political campaign)
2
:  a lively social affair
3
:  agitated public discussion or debate

Variants of WHOOP-DE-DO

whoop–de–do or whoop–de–doo \ˌh(w)üp-dē-ˈdü, ˌh(w)p-, -tē-\

Origin of WHOOP-DE-DO

probably irregular from 2whoop
First Known Use: 1929

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