Hoot

Definition of Hoot

Pronunciation: hŌt
v. i.1.To cry out or shout in contempt.
[imp. & p. p. Hooted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hooting.]
Matrons and girls shall hoot at thee no more.
- Dryden.
2.To make the peculiar cry of an owl.
The clamorous owl that nightly hoots.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
Partridge and his clan may hoot me for a cheat.
- Swift.
n.1.A derisive cry or shout.
2.The cry of an owl.
3.A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot.
Hoot owl
(Zool.) the barred owl (Syrnium nebulosum). See Barred owl.
not give a hoot
not care at all.

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