Definition of pant-hoot in US English:

pant-hoot

noun

  • A breathy hooting or honking call uttered by a chimpanzee, typically in a series rising in a screaming crescendo and tailing off with quieter calls; a series of such calls.

verb

  • no object Of a chimpanzee: to utter pant-hoots.

Origin

1960s. From pant + hoot<br>1980s; earliest use found in Scientific American. From pant-hoot.

Pronunciation

pant-hoot

/ˈpantˌhuːt/