I. verb Etymology: Middle English houten, of imitative origin Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to shout or laugh usually derisively 2. to make the natural throat noise of an owl or a similar cry 3. to make a loud clamorous mechanical sound transitive verb 1. to assail or drive out by hooting <
hooted down the speaker
2. to express or utter with hoots <
hooted their disapproval
II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a sound of hooting; especially the cry of an owl 2. a minimum amount or degree ; the least bit <
don't give a hoot
3. something or someone amusing <
the play is a real hoot
hooty adjective III. interjection or hoots Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1540 chiefly Scottish — used to express impatience, dissatisfaction, or objection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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