woot

interjection \ 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 StansburyTallahassee Democrat6 Apr. 2014

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Origin and Etymology of woot

perhaps extension of1whoo, with t representing glottal closure


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