hoot1 /hut/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[hoot] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
verb (used without object) 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.
4. Chiefly British. to blow a horn or whistle; toot.
verb (used with object) 5. to assail with shouts of disapproval or derision: The fans hooted the umpire.
6. to drive out, off, or away by hooting.
7. to express in hoots: The crowd hooted its disagreement with the speaker.
noun 8. the cry of an owl.
9. any similar sound, as an inarticulate shout.
10. a cry or shout, esp. of disapproval or derision.
11. British. a horn, siren, or whistle, esp. a factory whistle.
12. Informal. the least bit of concern, interest, or thought; trifle: I don't give a hoot.
13. Slang. an extremely funny person, situation, or event: Your mother's a hoot when she tells about her escapades in boarding school.