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Used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph:‘I definitely get Fridays off, woot!’
- ‘It's fireworks night (Guy fawkes, bonfire night, whatever u wanna call it) woOt to fireworks.’
- ‘Okay, I stopped posting on this thread because it just became me going "woot!"’
- ‘Thanks to Virginia Nussey over at Bruce Clay sending me the actual presentation (woot!).’
- ‘I'd seen him supporting Jeffrey Lewis (who, as it happens, is at the Jug on May 8th - woot!) last September.’
- ‘And Channel 5 has picked up Angel for the UK season 3 starts in June, woot!’
- ‘Phil is gonna also teach me to play guitar woot!’
- ‘But right now I'm off to find an explanation of woot, another one of those cyber cool terms that I seemed to have missed along the way.’
- ‘Lastly, it's time for the 2005 Australian Blog Awards, woot.’
- ‘My first blog post was Oh my; my second post was Woot!’
- ‘It's enough to get one excited and shout (in the current American vernacular) - woot!’
- ‘I bought Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets today. woot!’
- ‘I don't think I've ever said "Woot" before.’
- ‘Then, off to the photo lab, and I developed the two rolls of film (woot, they both came out fine!) and then (insert spooky music here) went to make some prints.’
- ‘I went skiing today WOOT!’
- ‘I will put out more Christmas junk because I'm obsessive like that, and my roommate says we can put out christmas stuff any time after her birthday, which was a week ago. woot!’
- ‘On Saturday I paid some more off my graphic novel lay-by (one more payment to go, Woot!) and got a new belt.’
1990s: origin uncertain.
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