One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
enjoy oneself, make merry, have fun, have a good time, have a wild time, rave, party, have a party, eat, drink, and be merry, revel, roister, carouse, kill the fatted calf, put the flag out, put the flags outView synonyms
- ‘We went into Ryde to join the dozens of civilians, sailors and soldiers pouring up the High Street, their arms joined, singing, dancing and generally making whoopee.’
2Have sexual intercourse.
mate, couple, breedView synonyms
- ‘If you're more concerned about making tee times on your honeymoon than in making whoopee, then you had better get used to sleeping with your golf bag.’
- ‘The camera tilts up to see a man and a woman making whoopee, discreetly, under the covers of the bed.’
- ‘While Blanche is busy sewing rocks into her skirt for a Virginia Woolf swim, Randolph and Christabel are making whoopee in fairy-tale fishing villages.’
- ‘Also, if you believe in karma, you're doing yourself a big injury making whoopee with someone else's man.’
- ‘Later, Rick's dad caught us making whoopee in the backseat of Rick's car, and the rest, as they say, is history!’
- ‘She told me her name, Bea, and I bought her a few slugs of gin and then we made whoopee.’
- ‘Even deep, innovative music by Ahmad Jamal and Bill Evans has been dismissed as lightweight accompaniment to sipping cocktails and making whoopee.’
- ‘I imagine, then, the trick is to sneak out of the bedroom to make whoopee anywhere else in the house.’
- ‘In any case, the couple, who appeared to be consenting adults, were discovered making whoopee in the toilets.’
- ‘Fooling around with a camera, our hero ‘accidentally’ films his neighbours making whoopee.’
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