whoopee cushion


Definition of whoopee cushion

: a cushion that makes a sound like the breaking of wind when sat upon

Examples of whoopee cushion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only Murders in the Building co-star Steve Martin makes art with Gomez once again, this time in a sketch about the inventor of the whoopee cushion in which Aidy Bryant steals every scene. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 15 May 2022 She’s like a ray of sunshine filtered through a whoopee cushion, and our pandemic year has been lifted by her presence. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 Some of Don Poynter’s creations, it must be admitted, had a certain whoopee cushion quality. New York Times, 29 Aug. 2021 Maybe print it on a whoopee cushion, just to be sure. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 5 Mar. 2020 Jakubowski leads the way to the toy section, where a dad and his two little girls are gleefully trying out whoopee cushions. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, 18 Oct. 2019 At a hands-on exhibit about comedy props, guests can grab plastic anvils, whoopee cushions and other items and place them on interactive video tables to watch movie and TV clips that use those props in slapstick. Don Steinberg, WSJ, 21 July 2018 Sometimes the game can have extreme twists that involve crazy things like snakes or spiders, but this one was only a pineapple, a whoopee cushion and a small lion figurine. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, 12 July 2018 Luke pulls the whoopee cushion out for a demonstration. Robbie Daw, Billboard, 19 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of whoopee cushion

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Whoopee cushion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whoopee%20cushion. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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