- go cahoots, to share equally; become partners: They went cahoots in the establishment of the store.Also go in cahoot with, go in cahoots.
- in cahoot/cahoots,
- in partnership; in league.
- in conspiracy: in cahoots with the enemy.
Origin of cahoot
Examples from the Web for cahoots
Selling drugs in cahoots with a childhood friend, a disagreement led to manslaughter by gunshot.If Gun Violence Is A Disease, These People Might Just Be The Cure
April 1, 2014
He plays Dominic Badguy, who is in cahoots with Constantine, the evil frog.Exclusive: Kermit the Frog Grills Miss Piggy About ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ Dating, and Hollywood
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
March 22, 2014
No good can come of allowing politicians, in cahoots with ISPs, to tell the public what a “normal” internet should look like.Britain’s Idiotic “Opt-In” Porn Ban
November 23, 2013
“The court and the taxation bureau are in cahoots,” Pu told The Daily Beast.Ai Weiwei, Tax Evasion Appeal Rejected, But I ‘Morally’ Won the Case
July 20, 2012
Mars in cahoots with Neptune allows you to realize fantastically creative endeavors.Horoscopes: May 8-14
Starsky + Cox
May 7, 2011
You had to make a fight to keep him so they couldn't say you were in cahoots with me.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
On the other was the simple and perplexing inscription, "Cahoots."The heart of happy hollow
Paul Laurence Dunbar
The reason he said it was because most of the things we have we have sort of in cahoots, the three of us.Swatty
Ellis Parker Butler
What puzzles me is as to who was in cahoots with him, mused Joe.Baseball Joe in the World Series
But if something is fishy about the mate too, then perhaps he's in cahoots with her.The Jewels of Aptor
Samuel R. Delany
- US partnership; league (esp in the phrases go in cahoots with, go cahoot)
- in cahoots in collusion
Word Origin and History for cahoots
1829, American English, of unknown origin; said to be perhaps from French cahute "cabin, hut" (12c.), but U.S. sources credit it to French cohorte (see cohort), a word said to have been in use in the U.S. South and West with a sense of "companions, confederates."
Idioms and Phrases with cahoots
see under in league with.