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Meaning of HOOT

Pronunciation:  hoot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something of little value; "it is not worth a damn"; "not worth shucks"
  2. [n]  a loud raucous cry as of an awl
  3. [n]  a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  4. [v]  to utter a loud clamorous shout; "the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance."

HOOT is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bird, boo, Bronx cheer, damn, darn, hiss, raspberry, razzing, shit, shucks, snort, tinker's dam, tinker's damn
 See Also: call, cry, emit, grunt-hoot, let loose, let out, outcry, pant-hoot, shout, utter, vociferation, worthlessness, yell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hoot\ (h[=oo]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hooted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Hooting}.] [OE. hoten, houten, huten; cf. OSw. huta,
    Sw. huta ut to take one up sharply, fr. Sw. hut interj.,
    begone! cf. also W. hwt off! off with it! away! hoot!]
    1. To cry out or shout in contempt.
             Matrons and girls shall hoot at thee no more.
    2. To make the peculiar cry of an owl.
             The clamorous owl that nightly hoots. --Shak.
  2. \Hoot\, v. t.
    To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with
    derisive shouts.
          Partridge and his clan may hoot me for a cheat.
  3. \Hoot\, n.
    1. A derisive cry or shout. --Glanvill.
    2. The cry of an owl.
    {Hoot owl} (Zo["o]l.), the barred owl ({Syrnium nebulosum}).
       See {Barred owl}.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, bagatelle, bark, battle cry, bauble, bawl, bean, bellow, bibelot, bird, bit, boo, booing, brass farthing, Bronx, Bronx cheer, button, cackle, call, carol, catcall, caterwaul, caw, cent, chatter, cheep, cheer, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chuck, clack, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, croak, cronk, crow, cry, cuckoo, curio, drum, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gabble, gaggle, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, give the bird, give the raspberry, gobble, guggle, hail, hair, halfpenny, halloo, hill of beans, hiss, hissing, holler, hollo, honk, hoo, howl, hurrah, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, minikin, mockery, molehill, peep, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pip, pipe, quack, rallying cry, rap, raspberry, razz, red cent, roar, roll, row of pins, rush, scold, scream, screech, shit, shout, shriek, sing, snap, sneeshing, sou, squall, squawk, squeal, straw, the bird, toy, trifle, trill, trinket, triviality, tuppence, tweet, twit, twitter, two cents, twopence, war cry, war whoop, warble, whim-wham, whistle, whistle at, whoop, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yo-ho, yowl