whoopeeˈʰwʊpˈi, ˈwʊpˈi, ˈʰwuˈpi, ˈwu-; ˈʰwʊp i, ˈwʊp i, ˈʰwu pi, ˈwu-
noisy and boisterous revelry
A spontaneous expression of delight or joy.
Whoopee! is a musical comedy with the book, based on Owen Davis's play The Nervous Wreck, written by William Anthony McGuire, music by Walter Donaldson and lyrics by Gus Kahn. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1928, and introduced the hit song "Love Me or Leave Me", sung by Ruth Etting.