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cahoot

[ kuh-hoot ]
/ kəˈhut /
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Idioms Informal.
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,
  1. in partnership; in league.
  2. in conspiracy: in cahoots with the enemy.
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Origin of cahoot

1820–30, Americanism; perhaps <French cahute cabin, hut, equivalent to ca(bane) cabin + huttehut
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