(NZ woop woops or wop wops)
nounAustralian • informal
- A humorous name for a remote outback town or district: it was like council night in Woop Woop while you’re out in the woop-woops, spare a thought for the local farmerMore example sentences
- There is apparently a shortage of coffee in Woop Woop but plenty of booze, blue eye shadow and bullets to go around.
- The people at Woop Woop could, if they wanted, toss out the same old jammy, boring swill.
- Her father Daddy O runs Woop Woop as a despot, with the usual modicum of attendant corruption.
1920s: a jocular use of reduplication, a characteristic of Aboriginal languages.