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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 about 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 houten, whoten; imitative of the sound

OTHER WORDS FROM hoot

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

Other definitions 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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First recorded in 1600–10; hoot1 (in the sense “shout of disapproval or derision”)
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British Dictionary definitions for hoot (1 of 3)

hoot1
/ (huːt) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for hoot

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

Word Origin for hoot

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for hoot (3 of 3)

hoot3
/ (huːt) /

noun
Australian and NZ a slang word for money

Word Origin for hoot

from Māori utu price
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hoot

hoot

see not give a damn (hoot).

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