Definitions for: Hoot

[n] something of little value; "it is not worth a damn"; "not worth shucks"
[n] a loud raucous cry as of an awl
[n] a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
[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."

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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.

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

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