Meaning of “hoot” - Learner’s Dictionary

hoot

noun uk us /huːt/
SOUND [ C ]

a short sound made by an owl (= bird that hunts animals at night) or by a car horn (= warning equipment)

a hoot of laughter

a loud laugh

FUNNY [ no plural ] informal

something or someone that is very funny:

The film was an absolute hoot.

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