- a person or thing that hoots.
- British. a car horn.
- British Slang. the nose.
Origin of hooter
Examples from the Web for hooters
Hooters is cleverly asking me to “Give a Hoot” about breast cancer.
Sure, Hooters may have a vested financial interests in breasts—or rather, a very specific type of breast.
As the Hooters press kit shows, an appreciation for breasts does not automatically translate to an appreciation of women.
After 15 minutes, they packed up their protest and headed to Hooters.The Scare Campaign of Open Carry Activists
November 18, 2013
Kat Cole, the chief executive officer of Cinnabon, started her career in high school as a part-time waitress at Hooters.Companies Must Get Smarter About Hiring and Nurturing Part-Time Workers
September 26, 2013
Far away over the snow sounded the hooters of the ironworks.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
The sound, the weirdness of the hooters in itself, would keep back a braver foe.
Wednesday was quiet; so also was Thursday, our peace being marred by neither shells nor hooters.
The hooters had been relegated to oblivion and already, swan-like, sung their sad, sweet song.
I wonder if there were hooters when Tennyson wrote those popular lines about ringing in the New Year.
- a person or thing that hoots, esp a car horn
- slang a nose
Word Origin and History for hooters
by 1823, "anything that hoots," especially an owl, agent noun from hoot (v.). Slang meaning "nose" is from 1958. Meaning "a woman's breast" (usually in plural hooters) attested by 1972. The Hooters restaurant chain began 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.