Hoot (?), 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.

Matrons and girls shall hoot at thee no more. Dryden.

2.

To make the peculiar cry of an owl.

The clamorous owl that nightly hoots. Shak.

 

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Hoot, v. t.

To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.

Partridge and his clan may hoot me for a cheat. Swift.

 

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Hoot, n.

1.

A derisive cry or shout.

Glanvill.

2.

The cry of an owl.

Hoot owl Zool., the barred owl (Syrnium nebulosum). See Barred owl.

 

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