Part of speech: noun

The cry of an owl.

Part of speech: verb

To utter contemptuous cries; jeer; mock; cry as an owl.

Part of speech: noun

A cry uttered in derision.

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Usage examples "hoot":

  1. Hoot awa' wi' ye! - "The Lilac Sunbonnet", S.R. Crockett.
  2. Capital H. An' to- night the ol' man has got the door locked an' he's two games behind an' he's sore as a hoot- owl an' he says that anybody as breaks in on his play is- No, I can't say it; not in the presence of a lady. - "Man to Man", Jackson Gregory.
  3. At the Maison Maxixe you can pull any kind of romance, stale or recent, and nobody'll care a hoot. - "Shorty McCabe on the Job", Sewell Ford.