hoot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hoot \Hoot\, v. t.
   To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with
   derisive shouts.
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         Partridge and his clan may hoot me for a cheat.
                                                  --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hoot \Hoot\, n.
   1. A derisive cry or shout. --Glanvill.
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   2. The cry of an owl.
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   3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching
      Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot.
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   Hoot owl (Zool.), the barred owl (Syrnium nebulosum). See
      Barred owl.

   not give a hoot not care at all.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hoot \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.
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            Matrons and girls shall hoot at thee no more.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. To make the peculiar cry of an owl.
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            The clamorous owl that nightly hoots. --Shak.
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