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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hoop \Hoop\, v. i. [OE. houpen; cf. F. houper to hoop, to shout; -- a hunting term, prob. fr. houp, an interj. used in calling. Cf. Whoop.] 1. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout. [Usually written whoop.] [1913 Webster] 2. To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop. [1913 Webster] Hooping cough. (Med.) See Whooping cough. [1913 Webster]