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Definition of whooping cough noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

whooping cough

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhuːpɪŋ kɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːf//
 
[uncountable]
 
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an infectious disease, especially of children, that makes them cough and have difficulty breathing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whooping cough