Hoot Definition

ho͝ot
hooted, hooting, hoots
verb
hooted, hooting, hoots
To utter its characteristic hollow sound.
Webster's New World
To drive or chase away by hooting.
To hoot an actor off the stage.
Webster's New World
To utter a sound like this.
Webster's New World
To make a loud raucous cry, especially of derision or contempt.
American Heritage
To express (scorn, disapproval, etc.) of by hooting.
Webster's New World
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noun
hoots
Wiktionary
The characteristic cry of an owl.
American Heritage
The sound that an owl makes.
Webster's New World
Any sound like this.
Webster's New World
A loud shout or cry of scorn or disapproval.
Webster's New World
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interjection
Used to express objection, irritation, etc.
Webster's New World
idiom
not give
  • To be completely indifferent to:

    I don't give a hoot what you think.

American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Hoot

Noun

Singular:
hoot
Plural:
hoots

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hoot

  • not give

Origin of Hoot

  • Middle English houten of imitative origin

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

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