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Definition of hoot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a short, loud laugh or shout The suggestion was greeted by hoots of laughter.
  2. 2[singular] (informal) a situation or a person that you find very funny You ought to meet her—she's a hoot!
  3. 3the cry of an owl
  4. Idioms
    not care/give a hoot, not care/give two hoots (informal)
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    not to care at all I don't give two hoots about having money, as long as I'm happy.
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