Definition of make whoopee in US English:

make whoopee

phrase

informal
  • 1Celebrate wildly.

    • ‘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.’
    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 out
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  • 2Have sexual intercourse.

    • ‘Even deep, innovative music by Ahmad Jamal and Bill Evans has been dismissed as lightweight accompaniment to sipping cocktails and making whoopee.’
    • ‘Fooling around with a camera, our hero ‘accidentally’ films his neighbours making whoopee.’
    • ‘She told me her name, Bea, and I bought her a few slugs of gin and then we made whoopee.’
    • ‘In any case, the couple, who appeared to be consenting adults, were discovered making whoopee in the toilets.’
    • ‘Also, if you believe in karma, you're doing yourself a big injury making whoopee with someone else's man.’
    • ‘The camera tilts up to see a man and a woman making whoopee, discreetly, under the covers of the bed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I imagine, then, the trick is to sneak out of the bedroom to make whoopee anywhere else in the house.’
    • ‘Later, Rick's dad caught us making whoopee in the backseat of Rick's car, and the rest, as they say, is history!’
    • ‘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.’
    mate, couple, breed
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