Definition of hoots in English:

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Pronunciation: /huːts/


Scottish & Northern English archaic or humorous
Expressing dissatisfaction or impatience: ‘Och, noo, hoots, Hamish! Wull yee no sing us a song?’
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  • Hoots, wumman, dinna fash yersel.


Natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the mid 16th century as hoot; the form hoots dates from the early 19th century.

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