[Ads-l] "cohoop" verb, 1676; not in OED

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Dec 15 01:36:54 UTC 2015

I seem to remember some earlier discussion of cohooping, but can't retrieve anything.

... one as their accustomed maner is after a fight, began to signifie to us how many were slaine. They Cohoop’d seventy-four times, which we
hoped was only to affright us ...

Letter.  Richard Jacobs.  22 April 1676.  [From Marlborough, Mass.]

In George Madison Bodge, _Soldiers in King Philip’s War ..._, Third Edition (Boston: 1906), page 215.  Also in _New England Historical and Genealogical Register_, Vol. 40 (Oct. 1886), page 392.


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