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 Maybe print it on a whoopee cushion, just to be sure. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Accenture’s Julie Sweet on evolving in real time," 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, "In Our Midst: Slow shopping at the Old Wethersfield Country Store," 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, "This Museum Takes Jokes Seriously," 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, "Detroit Lions hilariously react to random items while playing 'What's in the box?'," 12 July 2018 Luke pulls the whoopee cushion out for a demonstration. Robbie Daw, Billboard, "'American Idol' Recap: Effie Passero Emerges As A Standout With An Original Song (Critic's Take)," 19 Mar. 2018 Movie screenings on a giant LCD screen LAUGH-INDUCING MOMENTS Royal throne masquerading as a whoopee cushion. Lori Weisberg, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Legoland wants you to spend the night with knights and wizards," 23 Apr. 2018 The first round of the NFL draft is a national holiday, and using your pick on a guard makes a noise that sounds very much like a whoopee cushion. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Picking a guard at No. 6 is boring -- unless it's Quenton Nelson," 26 Apr. 2018 Take, for example, a royal throne that doubles as a whoopee cushion and emits fart noises and a jester door that tells bad knock-knock jokes. Lori Weisberg, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sneak peak at Legoland's latest hotel: a castle," 23 Apr. 2018

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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 12 Aug. 2020.

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whoopee cushion


English Language Learners Definition of whoopee cushion

: a rubber bag filled with air that is used as a joke and that makes a loud, rude noise when someone sits on it

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