[ kuh-hoot ]
/ kəˈhut /

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.

Origin of cahoot

1820–30, Americanism; perhaps < French cahute cabin, hut, equivalent to ca(bane) cabin + hutte hut Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cahoots

/ (kəˈhuːts) /

pl n (sometimes singular) informal

US partnership; league (esp in the phrases go in cahoots with, go cahoot)
in cahoots in collusion

Word Origin for cahoots

C19: of uncertain origin
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Idioms and Phrases with cahoots


see under in league with.

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