Meaning of hoot


Pronunciation: (ht), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to cry out or shout, esp. in disapproval or derision.
  2. to utter the cry characteristic of an owl.
  3. to utter a similar sound.
  4. to blow a horn or whistle; toot.
  1. to assail with shouts of disapproval or derision: The fans hooted the umpire.
  2. to drive out, off, or away by hooting.
  3. to express in hoots: The crowd hooted its disagreement with the speaker.
  1. the cry of an owl.
  2. any similar sound, as an inarticulate shout.
  3. a cry or shout, esp. of disapproval or derision.
  4. a horn, siren, or whistle, esp. a factory whistle.
  5. the least bit of concern, interest, or thought; trifle: I don't give a hoot.
  6. an extremely funny person, situation, or event: Your mother's a hoot when she tells about her escapades in boarding school.


Pronunciation: (ht), [key]
— interj. Scot. and North Eng.
  1. (used as an expression of impatience, dissatisfaction, objection, or dislike.)
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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