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  Dictionary Definition of hoots

hoot [1]
verb (i)
1. to cry out or shout, especially in disapproval or derision.
2. (of an owl) to utter its cry.
3. to utter a similar sound.
4. to blow a horn or factory hooter; honk.
5. to laugh.
-- verb (t)
6. to assail with shouts of disapproval or derision.
7. to drive ( out, away, off, etc.) by hooting.
8. to express in hoots.
-- noun
9. the cry of an owl.
10. any similar sound, as an inarticulate shout.
11. a cry or shout, especially of disapproval or derision.
12. Colloquial a thing of no value: I don't give a hoot.
13. Colloquial an amusing or funny thing or person.
[ME huten; probably imitative]