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hooping-cough

n.
[Written also Whooping-cough.] Chin-cough, pertussis.

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  • hooping-cough — Formerly the prevalent spelling of whooping cough …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hooping cough — Hoop Hoop, v. i. [OE. houpen; cf. F. houper to hoop, to shout; a hunting term, prob. fr. houp, an interj. used in calling. Cf. {Whoop}.] 1. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout. [Usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hooping cough — whooping cough or hooping cough noun Pertussis, an infectious and epidemic disease, mostly attacking children, characterized by catarrh of the respiratory tract with bouts of violent coughing that end in a long gasping inspiration • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hooping cough — n. whooping cough …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Whooping cough — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whooping-cough — n. [Written also Hooping cough.] Chin cough …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • kink-cough — North Country (Newcastle) Words the hooping cough …   English dialects glossary

  • Crus Americana — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whooping — Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop; chin cough; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whooping crane — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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