Pronunciation: (hOOp'dē-dOO", -dOO', hoop'-, hwOOp'-, hwoop'-, wOOp'-, woop'-), [key]
—pl. -dos. Informal.
1. lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: New Year's Eve whoop-de-do.
2. heated discussion or debate, esp. in public: a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.
3. extravagant publicity or fanfare: the whoop-de-do of a movie premiere. Also,whoop'-de-doo".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.