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hoot

 
pronunciation:
hut
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
not give a hoot
part of speech: verb
inflections: hoots, hooting, hooted
definition 1: to give a loud shout or cry to show scorn.
The crowd hooted at the visiting team.
definition 2: to make the sound an owl makes.
The owl hooted and we hooted back at it.
definition 3: to drive out, off, or away with shouts or cries.
They hooted the actor off the stage.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sound an owl makes.
definition 2: a sound like an owl's cry, such as the sound of a car horn.
definition 3: a shout or cry of scorn.
phrase: not give a hoot
derivation: hooter (n.)