cahoot

[kuh-hoot]

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.

Nearby words

  1. cahan, abraham,
  2. cahier,
  3. cahill,
  4. cahokia,
  5. cahokia mounds,
  6. cahoots,
  7. cahors,
  8. cahow,
  9. cahuilla,
  10. cai

Origin of cahoot

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

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Word Origin and History for cahoot

cahoot

see cahoots.

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