cahoot

[ 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.

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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British Dictionary definitions for cahoots

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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Word Origin and History for cahoots
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Idioms and Phrases with cahoots

cahoots

see under in league with.

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