war whoop

war whoop
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr hoop, hoo p]
    • /wɔr hup, hʊp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr hoop, hoo p]
    • /wɔr hup, hʊp/

Definitions of war whoop words

  • noun war whoop a yell uttered in making an attack: the war whoop of the American Indian. 1
  • noun war whoop the yell or howl uttered, esp by North American Indians, while making an attack 0
  • noun war whoop a loud shout or yell uttered, as by North American Indians, on going into battle, etc. 0
  • noun war whoop in war a yell to fight. 0

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Origin of war whoop

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1705-15

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Parts of speech for War whoop


war whoop popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

war whoop usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for war whoop

noun war whoop

  • banzai — a patriotic cheer, battle cry, or salutation
  • battle cry — A battle cry is a phrase that is used to encourage people to support a particular cause or campaign.

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