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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whoop \Whoop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whooped; p. pr. & vb. n. Whooping.] [OE. houpen. See Hoop, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to utter a war whoop; to hoot, as an owl. [1913 Webster] Each whooping with a merry shout. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] When naught was heard but now and then the howl Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough. [1913 Webster]