a hoot

informal an amusing person or thing.
hoot

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  • Hoot — Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster] 3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC] {Hoot owl} (Zo[ o]l.), the barred… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoot owl — Hoot Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster] 3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC] {Hoot owl} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoot — (h[=oo]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hooted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hooting}.] [OE. hoten, houten, huten; cf. OSw. huta, Sw. huta ut to take one up sharply, fr. Sw. hut interj., begone! cf. also W. hwt off! off with it! away! hoot!] 1. To cry out or shout… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoot — (v.) to call or shout in disapproval or scorn, c.1600, probably related to or from huten, to shout, call out (c.1200), probably ultimately imitative. First used of bird cries, especially that of the owl, mid 15c. Related: Hooted; hooting. As a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoot — ► NOUN 1) a low musical sound made by owls or a similar sound made by a horn, siren, etc. 2) a shout expressing scorn or disapproval. 3) an outburst of laughter. 4) (a hoot) informal an amusing person or thing. ► VERB ▪ make or cause to make a… …   English terms dictionary

  • hoot — hoot1 [ho͞ot] vi. [ME houten, of echoic orig., as also in Swed, Norw huta] 1. to utter its characteristic hollow sound: said of an owl 2. to utter a sound like this 3. to shout or cry out, esp. in scorn or disapproval vt. 1. to express (scorn,… …   English World dictionary

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