Pronunciation: (hOOt),[key] —v.i. 1. to cry out or shout, esp. in disapproval or derision.
2. to utter the cry characteristic of an owl.
3. to utter a similar sound.
4. Chiefly Brit.to blow a horn or whistle; toot.
—v.t. 1. to assail with shouts of disapproval or derision: The fans hooted the umpire. 2. to drive out, off, or away by hooting.
3. to express in hoots: The crowd hooted its disagreement with the speaker.
—n. 1. the cry of an owl.
2. any similar sound, as an inarticulate shout.
3. a cry or shout, esp. of disapproval or derision.
4. Brit.a horn, siren, or whistle, esp. a factory whistle.
5. Informal.the least bit of concern, interest, or thought; trifle: I don't give a hoot. 6. Slang.an extremely funny person, situation, or event: Your mother's a hoot when she tells about her escapades in boarding school.
Pronunciation: (hOOt),[key] —interj.Scot. and North Eng. (used as an expression of impatience, dissatisfaction, objection, or dislike.)