hoot

hoot
1 noun (C)
1 a shout or laugh that shows you think something is funny or stupid: hoots of laughter/derision: a speech that was greeted with hoots of derision
2 a sound that an owl makes
3 a short clear sound made by a vehicle or ship, as a warning
4 be a hoot spoken to be very funny or amusing
5 don't give a hoot/don't care two hoots spoken used when saying that you do not care about something at all: I don't give a hoot for her opinion!
2 verb
1 (I, T) if a vehicle or ship hoots, it makes a loud clear noise as a warning
(+ at): The car behind was hooting at me.
2 (I) if an owl hoots, it makes a long `oo' sound
3 (I, T) to laugh loudly because you think something is funny or stupid
(+ with): hooting with laughter

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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