whoo

1 of 2

interjection

ˈhwü also ˈwü
used to express sudden excitement, astonishment, or relief

whoo

2 of 2

noun

ˈhü
plural -s
: the cry of an owl

Word History

Etymology

Interjection

origin unknown

Noun

imitative

First Known Use

Interjection

1608, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whoo was in 1608

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“Whoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whoo. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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