a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, bird(noun)
a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
damn, darn, hoot, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's damn, tinker's dam(verb)
something of little value
"his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"
to utter a loud clamorous shout
"the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"
utter the characteristic sound of owls
A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot.
A derisive cry or shout.
The cry of an owl.
A fun event or person. (See hootenanny)
To cry out or shout in contempt.
To make the cry of an owl.
To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
to cry out or shout in contempt
to make the peculiar cry of an owl
to assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts
a derisive cry or shout
the cry of an owl
Origin: [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!]
Hoot is a 2006 American family comedy film, based on Carl Hiaasen's novel of the same name, and starring Logan Lerman. It was directed by Wil Shriner, and produced by New Line Cinema and Walden Media. Hoot was released on May 5, 2006. The film is about a group of children trying to save a burrowing owl habitat from destruction. The habitat is located on the intended construction site of a pancake house. The greedy and corrupt developer of the project intends to proceed regardless of the environmental damage it would cause. Hoot features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffett. Buffett is also listed as a co-producer, and he played the role of Mr. Ryan, the science teacher, in the movie. The film was generally regarded as unsuccessful in its initial theatrical run, and received largely negative to middle-rated reviews from notable film critics and film-review websites.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hōōt, v.i. to shout in contempt: to cry like an owl.—v.t. to drive with cries of contempt.—n. a scornful cry: the owl's cry. [Imit.; cf. Sw. hut, begone; W. hwt.]
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The numerical value of hoot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of hoot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot.
Of course, I have a husband of 24 years, he thinks its hysterical. Whenever we run into her at a party, my husband would go, ‘She and I are married to the same woman.’ Erin thinks its a hoot and we make a cute couple!
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