Meaning of “hoot” in the English Dictionary

"hoot" in British English

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hootnoun [ C ]

uk /huːt/ us /huːt/

hootverb

uk /huːt/ us /huːt/

(Definition of “hoot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hoot" in American English

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hootnoun [ C ]

us /hut/

hoot noun [ C ] (SOUND)

the sound an owl (= type of bird) makes, or a shout showing anger or amusement:

There were some hoots from the audience at these so-called experts.

hoot noun [ C ] (AMUSING PERSON/THING)

infml an amusing person or thing:

Matt’s a real hoot.

hootverb [ I/T ]

us /hut/

hoot verb [ I/T ] (MAKE SOUND)

to make the sound an owl makes, or to shout in anger or amusement:

[ I ] He hooted with laughter.

(Definition of “hoot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)