Woop Woop

['wʊp wʊp]
(NZ woop woops or wop wops)
noun Austral./NZ informal, humorous a remote outback town or district.
Origin
1920s: humorous reduplication, characteristic of Aborig. languages.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Woop Woop — /woop woop /, Australian Slang (disparaging). an imaginary remote town or district symbolizing isolation and backwardness. Also, woop woop. [1925 30; jocular coinage mimicking placenames of Aboriginal orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Woop Woop — /ˈwʊp wʊp / (say woop woop) noun (humorous) an imaginary remote and insignificant town. See Bullamakanka, Oodnagalahbi. Also, woop woop …   Australian English dictionary

  • Woop Woop — noun An extremely remote area, the “middle of nowhere”. 1923, Thou froward varlet; must I say again, / That on the Woop Woop course he ran a mile mdash; , Shakespeare on the Turf [ …   Wiktionary

  • Woop\ woop — Aussie word. In the middle of nowhere. Where d I get that? Oh, woop woop …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Woop Woop — n. Austral. & NZ sl. 1 a jocular name for a remote outback town or district. 2 (Woop Woop) an imaginary remote place. Etymology: mock Aboriginal …   Useful english dictionary

  • woop — ? boy: i just got home. girl: woop! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Woop-Woop — back of beyond, middle of nowhere; invented name for any small unimportant town …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • woop-woop — Australian Slang back of beyond, middle of nowhere; invented name for any small unimportant town …   English dialects glossary

  • Woop-woop — n Australian a very remote region. A synonym for the back of beyond or the middle of nowhere , also expressed as (beyond the) black stump. The term was first recorded in the 1920s and was probably an imita tion of a native Australian name …   Contemporary slang

  • Woop Woop — UK [ˈwʊp ˌwʊp] / US Australian informal a place that is far from any towns or cities …   English dictionary

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