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Expressing dismissiveness: ‘So what?’ ‘Who cares?’.
Something of importance or significance; a big deal. Usually in negative contexts, as "no big whoop".
1980s. From big + whoop. Compare earlier big deal.
big whoop/ˌbɪɡ ˈwʊp/
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