One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Expressing wild excitement or joy.
- ‘And there I was-dark, red hair, messily tied up and in dusty clothes - whoopee.’
- ‘I start, whoopee, a new show on Tuesday in England, which is called the ‘X-Factor.’’
- ‘After an exchange of letters, I have finally got my appointment for next week - whoopee, I am still alive to attend it, thank God.’
- ‘Goodie goodie, it's London airport again, terminal 4, whoopee.’
- ‘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 thought I had a dentist after all these years - whoopee.’
- ‘Also, the neighbors probably just think, ‘Free music, whoopee!’’
- ‘I feel no wild whoopee, just a quiet thankfulness and feeling of ‘flatness’.’
- ‘There are just three more days to get through and then, whoopee, it's the big one: New Year's Eve.’
- ‘Everyone was pleased at the prospect that someone had stood up against our tyrant of a principal, and whoopee, that person was me.’
1Wild revelry.‘hours of parades and whoopee’
pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratificationView synonyms
- ‘However, the collective whoopee was abruptly halted when the small print was made known.’
- ‘But to pay 4.50 leva for eight small pieces of chicken and a hint of rice is not my idea of whoopee.’
- 1.1dated A wild party.
social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, socialView synonyms
- ‘I'm not so sure that they will prioritise the late night whoopees on private property.’
1informal Celebrate wildly.
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.’
2informal Have sexual intercourse.
mate, couple, breedView synonyms
- ‘Later, Rick's dad caught us making whoopee in the backseat of Rick's car, and the rest, as they say, is history!’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Fooling around with a camera, our hero ‘accidentally’ films his neighbours making whoopee.’
- ‘I imagine, then, the trick is to sneak out of the bedroom to make whoopee anywhere else in the house.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The camera tilts up to see a man and a woman making whoopee, discreetly, under the covers of the bed.’
- ‘Also, if you believe in karma, you're doing yourself a big injury making whoopee with someone else's man.’
- ‘Even deep, innovative music by Ahmad Jamal and Bill Evans has been dismissed as lightweight accompaniment to sipping cocktails and making whoopee.’
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