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Word of Today – Whoop-de-do

(DICTIONARY.COM)

Whoop-de-do / hoop-dee-doo / noun

DEFINITION

1. Informal. lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: New Year’s Eve whoop-de-do.

2. Informal. heated discussion or debate, especially in public: a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.

CITATION

The 1497 whoop-de-do turned out to be no fun at all.– William Safire, “On Language: Title Search,” New York Times, March 5, 1989

ORIGIN

Whoop-de-do is an Americanism of uncertain origin.It entered English in the 1920s.

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