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  • n  a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  • n  a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  • n  something of little value
  • v  to utter a loud clamorous shout
    the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance
  • v  utter the characteristic sound of owls

  • On the naturalistic level, Francis Coppola's film is a botch, a hoot.
  • England's eagerest astronauts, the slide-rule devotees of the British Interplanetary Society, hoot at the book's "scientific" label.
  • You roll your eyes at the ceiling and hoot like Limbaugh: Ah, the terrors of life in a prosperous, powerful, peacetime society! In a nation rich enough to be morally incoherent and .
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  • Neil Patrick Harris in ChicagoNow (blog)
    After having had such a hoot hosting the Tonys, I was thrilled to get the call about the prime-time Emmys,Harris told the AP. "But which voice to choose? I'm torn between gangsta, foppish Brit, and robot. Really proud of my robot. We'll...
  • Sarah Palin in International Herald Tribune
    I love her, she's a hoot and she's so talented. It would be fun to meet her, imitate her, and keep on giving her new material,Palin said of Fey.
  • Phil Mickelson in eTaiwan News
    That guy is the funniest guy on the team,said Phil Mickelson. "Everything that comes out of his mouth is a hoot."

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