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exclamationNorthern English, Scottish
Expressing dissatisfaction or impatience:‘‘Och, noo, hoots, Hamish! Wull yee no sing us a song?’’
- ‘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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