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Verb: hoot  hoot
  1. To utter a loud clamorous shout
    "the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"
  2. Utter the characteristic sound of owls
Noun: hoot  hoot
  1. A loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  2. A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    - boo, Bronx cheer [N. Amer], hiss, raspberry [informal], razzing [N. Amer, informal], razz [N. Amer, informal], snort
  3. Something of little value
    "his promise is not worth a hoot";
    - damn, darn, red cent [N. Amer], shucks, tinker's damn [US, informal], tinker's dam [US, informal]

Derived forms: hooting, hoots, hooted

Type of: call, cry, emit, ineptitude, let loose, let out, outcry, shout, utter, vociferation, worthlessness, yell

Encyclopedia: Hoot, Texas