\ˈwüt \
variants: or w00t

Definition of woot 

used to express joy, approval, or excited enthusiasm NASA's social networking presence took off with the Mars Phoenix Lander, which tweeted, “Are you ready to celebrate? Well, get ready: We have ICE!!!!! Yes, ICE, WATER ICE on Mars! w00t!!! Best day ever!!” on June 19, 2008. — Amanda Stratford, Florida Today (Brevard County, Florida), 16 Oct. 2008 often repeated I know of some organizations whose events exceed their budgeted goal (woot woot!) and others who hope to break even and must decide if it's worth repeating.— Alyce Lee Stansbury, Tallahassee Democrat, 6 Apr. 2014

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First Known Use of woot

2002, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for woot

perhaps extension of whoo entry 1, with t representing glottal closure

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