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hoot 1

 (ho͞ot)
v. hoot·ed, hoot·ing, hoots
v.intr.
1. To utter the characteristic cry of an owl.
2. To make a loud raucous cry, especially of derision or contempt.
v.tr.
1. To shout down or drive off with jeering cries: hooted the speaker off the platform.
2. To express or convey by hooting: hooted their disgust.
n.
1.
a. The characteristic cry of an owl.
b. A sound suggesting the cry of an owl, especially the sound of a horn.
2. A cry of scorn or derision.
3. Informal One that is hilariously funny: "Emmett, that skirt is a hoot!" (Bobbie Ann Mason).
Idiom:
not give/care a hoot
To be completely indifferent to: I don't give a hoot what you think.

[Middle English houten, of imitative origin.]

hoot 2

 (ho͞ot, o͞ot) also hoots (ho͞ots, o͞ots)
interj. Scots
Used to express annoyance or objection.

hoot 3

 (ho͞ot)
n. Informal
A hootenanny.

hoot

(huːt)
n
1. (Zoology) the mournful wavering cry of some owls
2. a similar sound, such as that of a train whistle
3. a jeer of derision
4. informal an amusing person or thing: the weekend was a hoot.
5. not give a hoot not to care at all
vb
6. (often foll by at) to jeer or yell (something) contemptuously (at someone)
7. (tr) to drive (political speakers, actors on stage, etc) off or away by hooting
8. (intr) to make a hoot
9. (intr) Brit to blow a horn
[C13 hoten, of imitative origin]

hoot

(huːt) or

hoots

interj
an exclamation of impatience or dissatisfaction: a supposed Scotticism
[C17: of unknown origin]

hoot

(huːt)
n
(Banking & Finance) Austral and NZ a slang word for money
[from Māori utu price]

hoot1

(hut)

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.
v.t.
4. to assail with shouts of disapproval or derision.
5. to drive out or away by hooting.
6. to express in hoots.
n.
7. the cry of an owl.
8. any similar sound.
9. a cry or shout, esp. of disapproval or derision.
10. the least bit: I don't give a hoot.
11. Slang. an extremely funny person, situation, or event.
[1150–1200; Middle English hoten, houten]

hoot2

(hut)

interj. Chiefly Scot.
(used to express impatience, dissatisfaction, or objection.)
[1675–85; compare Swedish hut, Welsh hwt, Irish ut begone!]

hoot


Past participle: hooted
Gerund: hooting

Imperative
hoot
hoot
Present
I hoot
you hoot
he/she/it hoots
we hoot
you hoot
they hoot
Preterite
I hooted
you hooted
he/she/it hooted
we hooted
you hooted
they hooted
Present Continuous
I am hooting
you are hooting
he/she/it is hooting
we are hooting
you are hooting
they are hooting
Present Perfect
I have hooted
you have hooted
he/she/it has hooted
we have hooted
you have hooted
they have hooted
Past Continuous
I was hooting
you were hooting
he/she/it was hooting
we were hooting
you were hooting
they were hooting
Past Perfect
I had hooted
you had hooted
he/she/it had hooted
we had hooted
you had hooted
they had hooted
Future
I will hoot
you will hoot
he/she/it will hoot
we will hoot
you will hoot
they will hoot
Future Perfect
I will have hooted
you will have hooted
he/she/it will have hooted
we will have hooted
you will have hooted
they will have hooted
Future Continuous
I will be hooting
you will be hooting
he/she/it will be hooting
we will be hooting
you will be hooting
they will be hooting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hooting
you have been hooting
he/she/it has been hooting
we have been hooting
you have been hooting
they have been hooting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hooting
you will have been hooting
he/she/it will have been hooting
we will have been hooting
you will have been hooting
they will have been hooting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hooting
you had been hooting
he/she/it had been hooting
we had been hooting
you had been hooting
they had been hooting
Conditional
I would hoot
you would hoot
he/she/it would hoot
we would hoot
you would hoot
they would hoot
Past Conditional
I would have hooted
you would have hooted
he/she/it would have hooted
we would have hooted
you would have hooted
they would have hooted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoot - a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)hoot - a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)  
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
2.hoot - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempthoot - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
3.hoot - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"
worthlessness, ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
Verb1.hoot - to utter a loud clamorous shout; "the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
pant-hoot - communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates
grunt-hoot - communicate by hooting and grunting, as of primates
2.hoot - utter the characteristic sound of owls
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

hoot

verb
1. toot, sound, blast, blare, beep, honk Somewhere in the distance a siren hooted.
2. cry, shout, yell, scream, shriek, whoop Bev hooted with laughter.
3. jeer, boo, howl, yell, catcall The protesters chanted, blew whistles and hooted.
4. cry, call, screech, tu-whit tu-whoo Out in the garden an owl hooted suddenly.
noun
1. toot, beep, honk He strode on, ignoring the car, in spite of a further warning hoot.
2. cry, shout, howl, scream, shriek, whoop hoots of laughter
3. jeer, yell, boo, catcall His confession was greeted with derisive hoots.
4. (Informal) laugh, scream (informal), caution (informal), card (informal) He's a hoot, a real character.

hoot

noun
1. Any of various derisive sounds of disapproval:
2. Informal. Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd:
Informal: joke, laugh, scream.
Slang: gas, howl, panic, riot.
3. The least bit:
Informal: damn, rap.
Slang: diddly.
Translations
صَوت بوق السَّيّارَهنعيب البوميَصْفُريَصْفُر في بوق السَّيّارَهيَصيحُ مُسْتَهْزِئا او مُسْتَهْجِنا
houkáníhoukatřehotřehtat seřev
båtbåttedytdyttehujen
füttykoncertet rendezhuhoghuhogásszirénáziktülköl
flaut, vælflautaóánægju-/fyrirlitningarhróppúa , hrópa niîurugluvæl
duotigarsus juokaskaukimaskauktinusispjauti
brēciensbrēktkaukšanakauktkliedziens
húkanie
skovikanjetrobititrobljenje
baykuş sesi/ötmesiçalmakkorna çalmakkorna sesiötmek

hoot

[huːt]
A. N
1. (= sound) [of owl] → ululato m (esp Brit) [of car] → bocinazo m; [of train] → silbato m; [of siren] → toque m de sirena
I don't care a hoot(no) me importa un comino
2. (= laugh) → risotada f
it was a hoot¡era para morirse de (la) risa!
B. VT
1. [+ person] → abuchear
to hoot sb off the stageechar a algn de la escena a chiflidos
2. (esp Brit) [+ horn] → tocar
he hooted his horntocó la bocina or (esp LAm) el claxon
C. VI
1. (= make sound) [owl] → ulular; [person] (in scorn) → abuchear; [ship, train, factory hooter] → silbar
to hoot with laughtercarcajear
2. (esp Brit) (Aut) → tocar la bocina, tocar el claxon (esp LAm)

hoot

[ˈhuːt]
vi
[driver] → klaxonner; [car] → klaxonner
(= jeer) → huer
to hoot with laughter → rire aux éclats
[siren] → mugir
[owl] → hululer
vt
to hoot one's horn [driver] → klaxonner
n
(= jeer) → huée f
a hoot of laughter → un éclat de rire
to give a hoot of laughter → s'esclaffer
[horn] → coup m de klaxon
[siren] → mugissement m
[owl] → hululement m
to be a hoot (= funny) → être marrant(e)
I don't care two hoots, I don't give a hoot → je m'en fiche
I don't give a hoot about it → Je m'en fiche.

hoot

n
(of owl)Ruf m, → Schrei m; hoots of derisionverächtliches Gejohle; hoots of laughterjohlendes Gelächter; I don’t care or give a hoot or two hoots (inf)das ist mir piepegal (inf)or völlig schnuppe (inf); to be a hoot (inf, person) → zum Schreien (komisch) sein, zum Schießen sein (inf); (event also)ein Brüller sein (inf)
(Aut) → Hupen nt no pl; (of train, hooter)Pfeifen nt no pl
vi
(owl)schreien, rufen; (person: derisively) → johlen, buhen; to hoot with derision/delightverächtlich/begeistert johlen; to hoot with laughterin johlendes Gelächter ausbrechen
(Aut) → hupen; (train, factory hooter)pfeifen
vt
actor, speakerauspfeifen, ausbuhen; he was hooted off the stageer wurde mit Buhrufen von der Bühne verjagt
(esp Brit Aut) to hoot one’s/the hornhupen, auf die Hupe drücken (inf)

hoot

[huːt]
1. n (of owl) → verso; (of horn) → colpo di clacson; (of siren) → ululato
a hoot of derision → una risata di scherno
I don't give a hoot (fam) → non me ne importa un accidente, me ne infischio
it was a hoot (fam) → è stato divertentissimo or uno spasso
2. vi (owl) → gufare; (person, in scorn) → farsi una risata (di scherno) (Aut) (person) → strombazzare, suonare il clacson; (ship, train, factory hooter) → fischiare
to hoot with laughter → farsi una gran risata

hoot

(huːt) verb
1. to sound the horn of a car etc. The driver hooted (his horn) at the old lady.
2. (of car etc horns, sirens etc) to make a loud noise, as a warning, signal etc. You can't leave the factory till the siren hoots.
3. (of owls) to call out. An owl hooted in the wood.
4. (of people) to make a loud noise of laughter or disapproval. They hooted with laughter.
noun
1. the sound of a car etc horn, a siren etc.
2. the call of an owl.
3. a loud shout of laughter or disapproval.
ˈhooter noun
an instrument which makes a hooting sound. the factory hooter.
not care a hoot / two hoots
not to care in the least. He doesn't care two hoots what anyone thinks of him.
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No one gave Wales much of a prayer, but Gatland said he expected to win, he didn't give two hoots about the "Twickenham factor" and he even got stuck into England by rubbishing a few of their players.

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