cahoot

[kuh-hoot]

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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Word Origin and History for in cahoots

cahoot

see cahoots.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with in cahoots

in cahoots

see in league with.

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