To cry out or shout in contempt.
- To utter the characteristic cry of an owl.
- To make a loud raucous cry, especially of derision or contempt.
- To shout down or drive off with jeering cries: hooted the speaker off the platform.
- To express or convey by hooting: hooted their disgust.
- The characteristic cry of an owl.
- A sound suggesting the cry of an owl, especially the sound of a horn.
- A cry of scorn or derision.
- Informal One that is hilariously funny: "Emmett, that skirt is a hoot!” ( Bobbie Ann Mason).
- not give To be completely indifferent to: I don't give a hoot what you think.
- Scots Used to express annoyance or objection.
- Informal A hootenanny.