How to pronounce whooping cough??

I was born in 1935 - all the people back then - at least the ones I knew, called it HOOPING cough .   The W was silent.  Now it sounds weird  to me to hear it called Wupping cough.  

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  • Roddy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The W is silent

  • 1 month ago

    This is what dictionary.com shows:

    whooping cough[ hoo-ping, hoo p-ing ]

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