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hoot

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[ hoot ]
/ hut /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun

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Idioms for hoot

    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

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First recorded in 1200–1250; Middle English verb hoten, huten, houten; imitative of the sound
hoot·ing·ly, adverbun·hoot·ed, adjective

Definition for hoot (2 of 2)

hoot2

or hoots

[ hoot ]
/ hut /

interjection Scot. and North England.

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

Origin of hoot

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

hoot1
/ (huːt) /

noun

verb

C13 hoten, of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for hoot (2 of 3)

hoot2

hoots (huːts)

/ (huːt) /

interjection

an exclamation of impatience or dissatisfaction: a supposed Scotticism
C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for hoot (3 of 3)

hoot3
/ (huːt) /

noun

Australian and NZ a slang word for money
from Māori utu price
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Idioms and Phrases with hoot

hoot

see not give a damn (hoot).

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