- The definition of cahoots means to be in a secret partnership.
The relationship that President Bush said was between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda is an example of being in cahoots.
cahoots definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
cahoots definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun Informal
Origin: Perhaps from French cahute, cabin, from Old French, possibly blend of cabane; see cabin, and hutte; see hut.