war whoop

war whoop
a yell uttered in making an attack: the war whoop of the American Indian.
[1705-15, Amer.]

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  • War whoop — War War, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal, quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G. wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic origin. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • war whoop — war′ whoop n. ant war cry 1) • Etymology: 1705–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • war whoop — ☆ war whoop n. a loud shout or yell uttered, as by North American Indians, on going into battle, etc …   English World dictionary

  • war whoop — noun a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle • Syn: ↑war cry, ↑rallying cry, ↑battle cry • Hypernyms: ↑cry, ↑outcry, ↑call, ↑yell, ↑shout, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • war whoop — noun Date: 1739 a war cry especially of American Indians …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • war whoop — noun in war a yell to fight …   Wiktionary

  • war whoop — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shout, bellow, war cry; see cry 1 , yell 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • war whoop — cry of war, battle cry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • war-whoop — n. Indian war cry …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • war-whoop — …   Useful english dictionary

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