- 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 .
- 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."