hoot

A hoot is the musical call an owl makes. The hoot of an owl sounds very much like the word hoot.

An owl's hoot is the inspiration for a similar sound that people make to show disapproval or scorn: "The sound of the crowd's hoots filled the stadium when the soccer player kicked the ball into his own team's goal." To make this sound, whether you're a person or an owl, is to hoot, and if you don't give a hoot, it means you really don't care at all.

Primary Meanings of hoot

1.
nv
a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
utter the characteristic sound of owls
2.
n
something of little value
Full Definitions of hoot
1

n a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)

Type of:
call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

n a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Synonyms:
Bronx cheer, bird, boo, hiss, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort
Type of:
call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

v utter the characteristic sound of owls

Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

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”
Types:
pant-hoot
communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates
grunt-hoot
communicate by hooting and grunting, as of primates
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
2

n something of little value

Synonyms:
darn, red cent
Type of:
ineptitude, worthlessness
having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful

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