big whoop

Definition of big whoop

US, informal
used in an ironic way to say that something is not important or impressive
  • "Their team is going to the play-offs." "Big whoop."
  • It might look special but it's really no big whoop.

Word by Word Definitions

big play
  1. : of great strength

  2. : of great force

  3. : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. : in a loud or declamatory manner

  2. : to a large amount or extent

  3. : on a large scale

  1. : an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

  2. : a big player : a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket

whoop play
  1. : to utter a whoop in expression of eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment : shout

  2. : to utter the cry or call of an animal (such as an owl or gibbon)

  3. : to make the characteristic whoop of whooping cough

  1. : a loud yell expressive of eagerness, exuberance, or jubilation

  2. : a shout of hunters or of people in battle or pursuit

  3. : the loud cry or call of an animal (such as an owl, whooping crane, or gibbon) that resembles the sound of the word whoop


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