"hoots" in the noun sense
a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
2. boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, bird
a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
3. damn, darn, hoot, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's damn, tinker's dam
something of little value
"his promise is not worth a damn"
"not worth one red cent"
"not worth shucks"
"hoots" in the verb sense
to utter a loud clamorous shout
"the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"
utter the characteristic sound of owls
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