Meaning of whoopee in English:

whoopee

exclamation

informal
  • Expressing wild excitement or joy.

    ‘I shouted ‘Whoopee’ and went for a swim’
    • ‘Also, the neighbors probably just think, ‘Free music, whoopee!’’
    • ‘I feel no wild whoopee, just a quiet thankfulness and feeling of ‘flatness’.’
    • ‘I start, whoopee, a new show on Tuesday in England, which is called the ‘X-Factor.’’
    • ‘I thought I had a dentist after all these years - whoopee.’
    • ‘After an exchange of letters, I have finally got my appointment for next week - whoopee, I am still alive to attend it, thank God.’
    • ‘There are just three more days to get through and then, whoopee, it's the big one: New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘Goodie goodie, it's London airport again, terminal 4, whoopee.’
    • ‘And there I was-dark, red hair, messily tied up and in dusty clothes - whoopee.’
    • ‘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.’

noun

mass noun
  • 1informal Wild revelry.

    ‘hours of parades and whoopee’
    • ‘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.’
    pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratification
    1. 1.1informal, dated count noun A wild party.
      ‘they agreed to mount a serious whoopee on the premises’
      • ‘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

Phrases

    make whoopee
    informal
    • 1Celebrate wildly.

      ‘festival fever is here again with its prospects for making whoopee’
      • ‘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.’
    • 2Have sex.

      ‘spring is in the air and animals are making whoopie’
      • ‘The camera tilts up to see a man and a woman making whoopee, discreetly, under the covers of the bed.’
      • ‘Even deep, innovative music by Ahmad Jamal and Bill Evans has been dismissed as lightweight accompaniment to sipping cocktails and making whoopee.’
      • ‘Fooling around with a camera, our hero ‘accidentally’ films his neighbours making whoopee.’
      • ‘Also, if you believe in karma, you're doing yourself a big injury making whoopee with someone else's man.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Later, Rick's dad caught us making whoopee in the backseat of Rick's car, and the rest, as they say, is history!’
      • ‘I imagine, then, the trick is to sneak out of the bedroom to make whoopee anywhere else in the house.’

Pronunciation

whoopee

/wʊˈpiː/