war whoop

noun

Definition of war whoop

: a war cry especially of American Indians

Examples of war whoop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The terrible, undulating war whoops of the attackers were soon joined by sharp shrieks of women pierced by arrows and the cries of men being killed with pangas. Nick Turse, Teen Vogue, "The Democratic Republic of Congo Has Humanitarian Crises Leaving Millions of Children In Danger," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of war whoop

1739, in the meaning defined above

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“War whoop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20whoop. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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