Hoot meaning

ho͝ot
(informal) One that is hilariously funny.
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A hoot is defined as someone or something that is funny and entertaining.

An example of a hoot is a child who tells silly jokes.

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(informal) A very amusing person, thing, event, etc.

It's an old joke but a real hoot.

noun
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A hootenanny.
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To hoot is defined as to make a sound like an owl.

An example of to hoot is the phrase "to hoot and holler" meaning to yell.

verb
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Hoot means the sound of an owl or a similar tone.

An example of a hoot is the sound a person makes during a bad sports play.

noun
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To express (scorn, disapproval, etc.) of by hooting.
verb
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(scot., north eng.) Used to express objection, irritation, etc.
interjection
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Used to express annoyance or objection.
interjection
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To utter the characteristic cry of an owl.
verb
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To utter a sound like this.
verb
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Something or someone hilarious, as in "Billy Bob is a real hoot, don't y'all reckon?" See also hoot 'n' holler.
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To shout down or drive off with jeering cries.

Hooted the speaker off the platform.

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To express or convey by hooting.

Hooted their disgust.

verb
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A cry of scorn or derision.
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To utter its characteristic hollow sound.
verb
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To shout or cry out, esp. in scorn or disapproval.
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To drive or chase away by hooting.

To hoot an actor off the stage.

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The sound that an owl makes.
noun
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Any sound like this.
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A loud shout or cry of scorn or disapproval.
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The least bit; whit.

Not worth a hoot.

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Shout, or holler.
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noun
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The cry of an owl.
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(US, slang) A fun event or person. (See hootenanny)
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A small particle.
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To cry out or shout in contempt.
verb
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To make the cry of an owl.
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To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
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The definition of a hoot is defined as not much, the littlest bit.

An example of a hoot is the expression, “I don’t give a hoot.”

noun
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To make a loud raucous cry, especially of derision or contempt.
verb
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not give
  • To be completely indifferent to:
    I don't give a hoot what you think.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

not give

Origin of hoot

  • Middle English houten of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition