whoop–de–do

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noun \ˌh(w)üp-dē-ˈdü, ˌh(w)u̇p-, -tē-\
variants: or

whoop–de–doo

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Definition of whoop–de–do

  1. 1 :  noisy and exuberant or attention-getting activity (as at a social affair or in a political campaign)

  2. 2 :  a lively social affair

  3. 3 :  agitated public discussion or debate

Origin and Etymology of whoop–de–do

probably irregular from 2whoop


First Known Use: 1929

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