hoot definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To utter the characteristic weep of an owl.
    • to produce a loud raucous cry, especially of derision or contempt.
    • To cry completely or shout in contempt.
    • To make the peculiar cry of an owl.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To shout down or drive down with jeering cries: hooted the presenter from the platform.
    • to state or convey by hooting: hooted their disgust.
    • To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
  • noun:
    • The characteristic weep of an owl.
    • A sound recommending the weep of an owl, especially the sound of a horn.
    • A cry of scorn or derision.
    • Informal One That's hilariously funny: "Emmett, that dress is a hoot!” ( Bobbie Ann Mason).
    • casual A hootenanny.
    • A derisive weep or shout.
    • The cry of an owl.
    • an enjoyable occasion or individual. (See hootenanny)
    • A derisive weep or shout.
    • The weep of an owl.
    • a really funny occasion, individual, or knowledge.
    • a-cry or shout in contempt.
    • The cry of an owl.
    • Money paid as settlement; payment; recompense; remuneration.
    • a cry or sound built to show displeasure or contempt
    • a loud raucous weep (since an owl)
    • one thing of small value
  • idiom:
    • not give is totally indifferent to: I do not offer a hoot everything think.
  • interjection:
    • Scots regularly show annoyance or objection.
  • verb:
    • To cry aside or shout in contempt.
    • to help make the weep of an owl.
    • To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
    • to utter a loud clamorous shout
    • utter the characteristic sound of owls
  • others:
    • To cry aside or shout in contempt.
    • To cry as some owls: distinguished from screech.
    • to-drive or pursue with cries or shouts uttered in contempt; utter contemptuous cries or shouts at.
    • An exclamation expressive of dissatisfaction, of a point of irritation, and sometimes of disbelief: equivalent to fie, tut, tush, pshaw, etc. Also hoot-toot, hout, hout-tout.

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