hoot

1
[ hoot ]
/ hut /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. hoorn,
  2. hoosegow,
  3. hoosier,
  4. hoosier cabinet,
  5. hoosier state,
  6. hoot owl,
  7. hootch,
  8. hootchinoo,
  9. hootchy-kootchy,
  10. hootenanny

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

SYNONYMS FOR hoot
1, 5. jeer, boo, hiss. 5. razz.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for hooting

hoot

1
/ (huːt) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for hoot

C13 hoten, of imitative origin

hoot

2

hoots (huːts)

/ (huːt) /

interjection

an exclamation of impatience or dissatisfaction: a supposed Scotticism

Word Origin for hoot

C17: of unknown origin

hoot

3
/ (huːt) /

noun

Australian and NZ a slang word for money

Word Origin for hoot

from Māori utu price

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Word Origin and History for hooting

hoot

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Idioms and Phrases with hooting

hoot

see not give a damn (hoot).

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