H h


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hoot]
    • /hut/
    • /huːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hoot]
    • /hut/

Definitions of hoots word

  • verb without object hoots to cry out or shout, especially in disapproval or derision. 1
  • verb without object hoots to utter the cry characteristic of an owl. 1
  • verb without object hoots to utter a similar sound. 1
  • verb without object hoots Chiefly British. to blow a horn or whistle; toot. 1
  • verb with object hoots to assail with shouts of disapproval or derision: The fans hooted the umpire. 1
  • verb with object hoots to drive out, off, or away by hooting. 1

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Origin of hoots

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English hoten, huten, houten (verb); perhaps imitative

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Parts of speech for Hoots


hoots popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

hoots usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for hoots

verb hoots

  • toots — a paper bag.
  • beeps — Plural form of beep.
  • honks — Plural form of honk.
  • whoops — a loud cry or shout, as of excitement or joy.
  • guffaws — Plural form of guffaw.

Top questions with hoots

  • what does it mean when an owl hoots?
  • when an owl hoots meaning?
  • what does it mean when an owl hoots at night?
  • what does hoots mon mean?
  • what bird hoots like an owl?
  • which owl hoots?
  • what does it mean when a owl hoots?

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