An example of a hoot is a child who tells silly jokes.
It's an old joke but a real hoot.
An example of to hoot is the phrase "to hoot and holler" meaning to yell.
An example of a hoot is the sound a person makes during a bad sports play.
Hooted the speaker off the platform.
Hooted their disgust.
To hoot an actor off the stage.
Not worth a hoot.
An example of a hoot is the expression, “I don’t give a hoot.”
- To be completely indifferent to:I don't give a hoot what you think.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of hoot
- Middle English houten of imitative origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition