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Dictionary Definition



1 a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
2 a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn: boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird]
3 something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks" [syn: damn, darn, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's damn, tinker's dam] 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"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A derisive cry or shout.
  2. The cry of an owl.
  3. A fun event, a blast


A derisive cry or shout
The cry of an owl
A fun event, a blast


  1. To cry out or shout in contempt.
  2. To make the cry of an owl.
  3. To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.


To cry out or shout in contempt
To make the cry of an owl
To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts

See also

Extensive Definition

Hoot generally refers to the call of an owl.
Hoot could also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bronx, Bronx cheer, 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, 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
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