hoot

1
[ hoot ]
/ hut /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun

Idioms

    not give/care a hoot, Informal. to not care at all: I don't give a hoot.Also not give/care two hoots.

Origin of hoot

1
1150–1200; Middle English hoten, huten, houten (verb); perhaps imitative

Related forms

hoot·ing·ly, adverbun·hoot·ed, adjective

Definition for hoot (2 of 2)

hoot

2

or hoots

[ hoot ]
/ hut /

interjection Scot. and North England.

(used as an expression of impatience, dissatisfaction, objection, or dislike.)

Origin of hoot

2
1675–85; compare Swedish hut, Welsh hwt, Irish ut begone!
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British Dictionary definitions for hoot (1 of 3)

hoot

1
/ (huːt) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for hoot

C13 hoten, of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for hoot (2 of 3)

hoot

2

hoots (huːts)

/ (huːt) /

interjection

an exclamation of impatience or dissatisfaction: a supposed Scotticism

Word Origin for hoot

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for hoot (3 of 3)

hoot

3
/ (huːt) /

noun

Australian and NZ a slang word for money

Word Origin for hoot

from Māori utu price
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Idioms and Phrases with hoot

hoot


see not give a damn (hoot).

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