Definition of whoopee in US English:

whoopee

exclamation

informal
  • Expressing wild excitement or joy.

    • ‘I thought I had a dentist after all these years - whoopee.’
    • ‘Also, the neighbors probably just think, ‘Free music, whoopee!’’
    • ‘And there I was-dark, red hair, messily tied up and in dusty clothes - whoopee.’
    • ‘Goodie goodie, it's London airport again, terminal 4, whoopee.’
    • ‘There are just three more days to get through and then, whoopee, it's the big one: New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘I feel no wild whoopee, just a quiet thankfulness and feeling of ‘flatness’.’
    • ‘After an exchange of letters, I have finally got my appointment for next week - whoopee, I am still alive to attend it, thank God.’
    • ‘Everyone was pleased at the prospect that someone had stood up against our tyrant of a principal, and whoopee, that person was me.’
    • ‘She announced the Hotel deal as the first success of the new Delegates Charter at the Congress venue - to a round of whoopees and widespread applause.’
    • ‘I start, whoopee, a new show on Tuesday in England, which is called the ‘X-Factor.’’

noun

informal
  • 1Wild revelry.

    ‘hours of parades and whoopee’
    • ‘But to pay 4.50 leva for eight small pieces of chicken and a hint of rice is not my idea of whoopee.’
    • ‘However, the collective whoopee was abruptly halted when the small print was made known.’
    pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratification
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    1. 1.1dated A wild party.
      • ‘I'm not so sure that they will prioritise the late night whoopees on private property.’
      social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, social
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Phrases

  • make whoopee

    • 1informal Celebrate 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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    • 2informal Have sexual intercourse.

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