whoop (v.)

mid-14c., houpen, partly imitative, partly from Old French huper, houper "to cry out, shout," also imitative. It is attested as an interjection from at least mid-15c. Spelling with wh- is from mid-15c. The noun is recorded from c. 1600. Phrase whoop it up "create a disturbance" is recorded from 1881. Expression whoop-de-do is recorded from 1929. Whooping cough (1739) is now the prevalent spelling of hooping cough; whooping crane is recorded from 1791.

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Definitions of whoop from WordNet
whoop (v.)
shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm;
The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table
whoop (v.)
cough spasmodically;
Synonyms: hack
whoop (n.)
a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement;