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hoot

1 noun
     
Related topics: Birds, Motor Vehicles, Water
hoot1 [countable]
1 a shout or laugh that shows you think something is funny or stupid
hoot of laughter/derision etc
Hoots of laughter rose from the audience.
2HBB a sound that an owl makes
3TTCTTW a short clear sound made by a vehicle or ship, as a warning
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be a hoot

spoken to be very funny or amusing
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don't give a hoot/don't care two hoots

spoken to not care at all about someone or something
don't give a hoot/don't care two hoots about
It was clear that Owen didn't care two hoots about her.

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