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How to Pronounce whoopee?

Correct pronunciation for the word "whoopee" is [wˈuːpiː], [wˈuːpiː], [w_ˈuː_p_iː].

"Whoopee" in context

Whoopee is an old-fashioned expression of joy, excitement and happiness. It is most often shouted out as an exclamation when somebody is particularly thrilled or delighted by news or an event that has just taken place. To make a whoopee is to express one's jubilant feelings strongly and with a loud voice. The phrase dates back to the 1920s, and was popularized in a telegram sent during a US presidential election in 1928.

The most recognizable example of a whoopee is the Whoopee Cushion sound effect, a flatulence toy that makes fart noises when someone sits down on it.

What are similar-sounding words for whoopee?

Usage over time for whoopee:

This graph shows how "whoopee" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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