whoopee

1 of 2

interjection

used to express exuberance

whoopee

2 of 2

noun

1
: boisterous convivial fun : merrymaking
usually used with make
2
: sexual play
usually used with make

Examples of whoopee in a Sentence

Interjection whoopee! I got the job I wanted! Noun for New Year's Eve I'm planning to make whoopee at several clubs
Recent Examples on the Web
Interjection
The Van Allens and their pals seem to have nothing else in mind, or in the diary, but makin’ whoopee—swimming parties, dancing parties, and lawn parties, with guests crawling along on all fours. The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022
Noun
And, sure, the divorce eventually came, but not before a temporary happy ending in which much whoopee was made. Chris Willman, Variety, 12 Oct. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Interjection

irregular from whoop entry 2

First Known Use

Interjection

1827, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whoopee was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Whoopee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whoopee. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

whoopee

interjection
whoop·​ee
ˈhwu̇p-ˌē,
ˈwu̇p-;
ˈhwü-ˌpē,
ˈhü-,
ˈwü-
used to express delight or high spirits
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