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Wood Life (O. H. S.) II. 76 They houted and hum'd all
the way from the Scooles to Xt. Ch. 171s Addison Sfect.
No. 1 ji p 7, I do not hoot and hollow and make a Noise.
Mod. The crowd began to hoot.

b. To call out or shout opprobriously at (f on)
or after
any one. (With indirect passive.)

a 1300 Cursor Af. 15833 pai huited on him viliker pan he
had ben a hund. x«6j T. Staflrton Fortr. Faith 118
What is more houted at, scoffed and .scorned in Englande
now. 150a
Nashe P. Penilesse (ed. a) a8 b, Young children
howled at her as a strumpet. 1611 Shaks. Winters 7\ v.
iii. 116 [It] should be hooted at Like an old Tale. 16*4 GlE
Foot out ofSu*ire v. 37 All who meet with their modern books,
mayhootatthem. 1741 Richardson Pamela 1.67,1 cannot
wear those good things without being whooted at. i8ao W.
Irvino Sketch Bk. I. 78 A troop of ktrange children ran at
his heels, hooting after him.

2. trans. To assail with shouts or sounds of dis-
approval, contempt, or derision.

c taeo Ormin 9034 jiiff mann wolide tselenn ban, & hutenn
hire & putenn. Ibid. 4875 Whssrse ice amm bitwentnn
inenn Ice hutedd amm & butedd. 1377 Langl. P. PI. H. II.

8 H h l Ouer al h d

ce edd amm & utedd. 1377 Langl. P. PI. H. II.
918 He was nawhere welcome. Ouer al y how ted and yhote
truKM. 1508 Dtnuar Tua wan it H'enten 465 Fy on hir 1
. .Hutit be the halok. s6is R. Jonson Catiline 111. ii, The
Owle of Rome, whom boyes and girles will hout! 1718
Ydunu Love Fame 11. (1757) 90 Tho* hiss'd and whooted by
the pointing crowd. 1740 C. Pitt Vlrr.% Aineid xu. (R.),
How will the Latians hoot their hero's flight! 1875 Jowrtt
Plato (rd. ?) I. 133 They will not listen to him, but laugh at
him, and hout him.

b. To drive (a person) out, away, or in any
direction, (a play) off or from (the stage), hy
shouts and sounds of disapproval.

1393 Lanci.. P. PI. Cm. 298 He was.. Ouer-al homed
out and yhote trus&e. 1614 Flktcher Rule a Wife t. i,
I would give the Hoys leave to whoot me out o' th' Parish.
1683 Kknnei r tr. Krasm. on Folly ao [He] could never
recover himself but wus houted and hissed home again.
i7ia .Stuklic Sfrct. No. 443 P 7 There is neither Mirth nor
(jood-humour in houting a young Fellow out of Countenance.
1843 Macaulay £«., Mad. D'Arblay (1887) 743 His play
had not been hooted from the boards. 1805 iQth Cent.
Aug. 327 They can tell the public that work which they
elect tu hoot off the stage is first rate in quality.
3. intr. Applied to the cry of some birds, spec.
of ihe owl.

a 1500 Cuikinu 4- Night. 185 Thou shalt be as other that
l>een forsake, And than thou snalt hotcn as do I [the Cuckoo].
160s Shaks. JuL C. i. iii. 28 The Bird of Night did sit..
vpon the Market place, Howting, and shreeking. 1618
Withfr Motto, Nee Careo Wks. (1633) 531 No more. .Then
doth the Moune [fear] when dogs and birds of night Dot
barking stand or whoot ing at her light. 1730 G. riuGMtft
Barbadoes *y\ Even doves ,. will not whoot, if deprived of
these and biid.pepper. i8ao W. Irving Sketch Bk. (1859)
131 The owl [shall] hoot from the shattered tower.

b. trans. To utter or express by hooting.
a 1687 Cotton Fable (R.>, Perched on Parnassus all night
long, He [an owl] hoots a sonnet or a song.
4. Applied to certain sounds mechanically pro-
duced, esp. that of a steam siren or ' hooter , used
as a signal to workmen for beginning or ceasing
work, a fog-signal, etc. To hoot her way (of a
ship): to make her way (as in a fog) with con-
tinuous hooting.

1883 Stkvrnson Silverado Sq. (1886) 84 A cuckoo-clock..
hooted at intervals. 1890 Daily News 29 Sept. 6/6 It was
not a dangerous fog, but our ship had to hoot her way for
some distance down. 1896 R. Kimsc
Seven Seas 3 Through
the yelling Channel tempest when the siren hoots and roars.
Koot lh£t), sb. Forms : 6 hute, 6-7 hout, (7
whout, whoot©), 7- hoot. [f. Hoot v.]

1. A loud inarticulate exclamation, a shout, out*

1600 Holland Livy xxm. xix.487 Anniball made about at
\exclamaret\y and cried alowd : What ? shall we sit heere
about Ca&ilinum so long Y a 1610 I Ik alky Epicfetus* Man.
(1A36) 70 But for the whoote.t, and cryes. and other turbulent
motions avoide them utterly. 1859 T. G. Bonney in Mrs.
Cole Lad/s Tour Monte h'esa App. 305 A marmot. .scam-
pered rapidly away among the rocks at the hoot of our guides.

2. spec. A shout of disapprobation or obloquy.
i6i» T. Jamks Jetuitf Dow*/. 53 Hce was hissed out the

College with whouts and hobubs. 1660 Fisheb J? us tick's
I Alarm Wks. (1670) 10< For all the then Hout, and the still
! stout standing of thy Rout of rude ones to the contrary.
j I Mill say the same. 1893 I.ki.and Mem. I. 138, I heard

certain muttering* and hoots among the students.

3. The cry or call of an owl. (Sometimes imitated
ns to-hoot, too-hooty to-hoo.)

1795 WntxoTT (P. Pindar) Lousiad in. Wks. i8ia I, S48
To-hoot of Owls amid the duxky vales. t8u Wood Nat.
Hist. (1874) 281 The voice of the Brown Owl is a loud
monotonous boot. 1863 Kingbley Water-Bab. Iv. (1886)
146 He .. listened to the owl's hoot.

4. Hoot owl, the Tawny Owl, Syrnium aluco.
1885 SwAimoN ProtK Names Birds 129 Tawny owl (Syr.

nium aluco), Hoot owl (Craven). s8ftt Northumbld. Gloss.
184 The tawny owl {Syrnium aluco) is called brown owl,
hoot owl and Jenny hoolet.

Koot (hwt), int. Sc. and north, dial. Also
hout (haut), hut (htft). [App. a natural utterance
of objection or repulsion, there being parallel forms
in many langs.: e. g. Sw. hut begone, used in taking
one up sharply, Welsh
hwt off! away!, Irish ut out I
pshaw I, Gael, ut! utt interj. of disapprobation or
dislike. Possibly connected in origin with Hoot v.]

An ejaculation expressing dissatisfaction with, or
impatient and somewhat contemptuous dismissal
of, a statement or notion: nearly synonymous with

__j (h*pw\ [f. Hoop v.i + .erI.] A

craftsman who fits the hoopi on casks, barrels, etc.;
a cooper. Also, a maker of hoops.

ifl|t HutojT, Howper, vietor. i«4 T. Martin Prints
Marr. LI ij b, huerye .. tinker, tailour. hooper. 1765 I.
Biowh Chr. Jml. (1814) 55 Here uands the hooper: Just
nowhesetupttestavesofKsjesseL 1861 W. H. Russkll
in Times it July, A few ofTUPCreole population, .engaged
m hoopers and stave-makers.

KoO'per *. [f. Hoop r.2 + -erI.]

1. One who hoops or cries 'hoop': only in
hooters hide, an old name of hide-and-seek; cf.
Hoop v* i b.

1710 D'Uxfey Pills I. 378 His Wife with Willy, Was
playing at Hoopers-hide.

2. The Whooping, Whistling, or Wild Swan,
Cygnus tnusicus {ferns): so called from its cry.

1556 Withals Diet, (1568) 5 b/i A hooper or wilde swanne,
onocrotalus. 1686 Plot Stajfbrdsh. 228 Hoopers or wild-
Swans whose feet are not black, but of a dusky yellow. 1750
R. Pocockb Trait. (1888) 95 A sort of swan, .call'd a hooper.
1851 J. Colquiioun Moor Loch (1880) I. 77 Four hoopers
were discovered close to the shore.

Hooperyng, obs. f. hoop-ring [\\oor sb.^ 13b).

Hooping (hw-pirj), vbL sb± [f. Hoor v.l]

1. The action of the verb Hoop*; the putting of
hoops on casks, barrels, etc.

1463 Mann. * Househ. Exp. (Roxb.) 193 Payd to Peter
Gam for hopyng and hedyng and settyng in of hedys of
d barells. 1 j80 Hay any Work Bb, Yc "

11. ii. 590 Kettle-drums, whose sullen dub Sounds like the
hooping of a tub. 1803 Naval Chr on. X. 477 The hooping
of marts.

2. concr. Hoop-iron.

18*3 Scoresby Whale Fishery 36 A coarse piece of iron-
hooping, the substitute for a razor. 1831 J. Holland
Manuf. Metal I. 14% Pieces of the old hooping properly
straightened and cut into lengths.
fb. Something thatgirds like a hoop. Obs. rare.

X5JB3 Stanyhurbt ./£*/#> ii. (Arb.) so His midil embracing
with wig wag circuled hooping.

3. Trundling a hoop, nonce-use,

1844 P. Parlept Ann. V. 63 We had sober, steady, ashen
hoops..and instead of hooping about in public thorough-
fares, .we used to take a range round greens, commons.

Koopinff, vbL sb.* \t. Hoop ».* +-ing 1.] The
action of Hoop t>.2; crying' hoop'.

1557 P. Sbagsr Sch. Virtue 957 in Bailees Bk. 341 Hoop-
halowyrup __ . Ho

Ltvy vii. x. a« Without any houping, singing, and joyous
vaunting of himselfe. 1811 Hooper Med. Diet, s.v. Per-
tusst's, A convulsive strangulating cough, with hooping.

Kooplng,///. a.1 [f. Hoop v.i+ >ikq2.J That
secures with or ns with a hoop.

1794 W. Kklton Carriages (1801) II. Gloss., Hoofing
Piece, a strong timber, which unites the perch to tbe fore
end of the carriage. Hoo/itt£ Wings, two extending
timbers, which unite the perch to the fore end.

Koopinf, ///. «.« [f. Hoop v.2 + -ing a.]
That hoops or whoops, t Hooping-bird, the
Hoopoe. Hooping - orane, Grus americana.
Hooping turtle, the Hawk's-bill Turtle.

e Hp
»76 the very
d Turtle. 1731 Mortimer in
7 Grus Americana alba. The
D f

1677 Plot Ojefor&sh, 177 The Upupa, the Hoopoe, or
Hooping-bird. 1711 W. Rooms Voy. »76 the very
large hooping or logger-head Turtle. 1731 Mortimer in
Phil. Trans. XXXVII. 177 G lb T

Hi C 8 M D

Hooping Crane. 1837 M# t>oNOVAN Dom. Econ. II. 137
The Drown crane and hooping crane are both edible species,

Koo*piHfT-»OOUgh* A contagious disease chiefly
aneciingchiidren, and characterized by short, violent,
and convulsive coughs, followed by a long sonorous
inspiration called the hoop (whoop); the chin-
cough. Also Whooping-cough.

1747 Wesley Prim. Physic (176a) 43 ttun-Cough or
Hooping-Cough. 1738 Mis. Dklany in Ljfe $ Corr. 475
The Duchess of Portland's receipt for a hooping, or any
nervous cough. 180a Med. 7ml. VIII. 436 Treatment to
be adopted in the latter stages of the Hooping Cough. 1877
Roberts Handbk. Med. (ed. 3) I. 179 Hooping-Cough is
generally regarded as an infectious disease, depending upon
a specific poison.

>po* (h&pt?). Also 7 hoopo, 7-8 hoo-
7- hoopoo. [app. an alteration of the earlier

pidm% esp. the typical Upupa epops, a south European
' ich occasionally visits T ' '
its variegated plumage
t i formerly tailed Hoop (sb.3).

- species, which. occasionally"
spicuoua by its - -
erectile crest j fc w
ttfS Charliton OntmasttikZokau 0. O'/ufa,.. verna.

England, con-
and its large

oop (sbJ)t with partial assimilation to L.
formed on t* cry
(up up) of the bird: cf.
form hoopoop.'] A bird of the family Upu*

b A upupa. .h in our country speech called
1 Whqpee, or Hoopoe, and Howpe. 1799
tirr. Stones sta Quins, is a juggling Stone,

itb%Hoo/0. l
Armoury 11. 354/1
tr. Leonardos* Mirr~Stones **9 Qu'irus.U~aJuggling ; Stone^
found in the Nest of the Hoopoop. 1789 O. Wkitk Selborne
ii. 31 The most unusual birds I ever observed In these twits
ww a pair of hoopoes. 1851 W. Smith Smaller Class.
Diet. (1874) 4x7 Procne, accordingly, became a nightingale
.. Ttrttts a hoopoo. 1895 Daily News 5 Oct. €h, I saw
to-day a pair of hoopoes on the roadI.. I coul* see the
beautiful orange crest of the male, with its blackTid going
up and down as he walked, and after he flew into the tree
he continued his cry of' uup, uup'.
Vol. V.

Hoo p-pe*tticoat.

1. A petticoat or skirt stiffened and expanded by
hoops of whalebone, cane, hoop-steel, or the like.
(See Hoop sb.\ 6.)

1711 Addisom Sped, No. 137 p 5 There are Men or Super-
stitious Tempers who look upon the Hoop Petticoat as
a kind of Prodigy. 17*5 Lond. Gaz. No. 6391,6 John Lee,
..Hoon-Pctticoat-Maker. 1770 Gkav in Corr. with N.
Xicholls (2843) 112 With what grace .. can the conduct her
hoop petticoat through this auger-hole, and up the dark
windings of the grand enculier? 1837 K Hunt Men,
Women B. (1876) 310 We perceive a rustling of hooo-

2. A name for plants of the genns Corbularia,
sometimes reckoned as a sob-genus of Narcissus;
so called from the shape of the flower.

1847 in Craig. 1866 Treas. Bot.% Corbularia, a genus of
amaryllids, commonly called Hoop-petticoats. .. C. Bulbo*
the common Hoop-petticoat. 1889 J. Haiihrkton
in Harper's Mag. Feb. ^67/1 The daffodil, the ' pheasant-
eye ', and the * hoop-petticoat' are all narciH-iuscH,

Hence Hoop-p«'ttioo»ted a., wearing a hoop-
petticoat ; having a (lower of this shape (see
sense a above).

1837 Hawthorne Twicr-TM T. (1851) II. iv. 79 A hoop-
prtticofttcd phantom of Ksthcr Diwllcy. 1893 Daily AV?w
a8 Mar. 9/3 Hoop-pelticoated daffodils.


1. A thin pliable stick or sapling such as is used
for making cask-hoops.

1703 Moxon Mech. Exerc. 11 Your Punch fixed at the end
of a Hoop-stick, or some such Wood. 1704 tr. /. Le/evre's
Mem. 75 How many blows I have received with Cudgels
nnd HoopKticks.

2. One of the arched rails forming the framework
of a carriage

*794 W. Feltom Carriages (1801) 1.16 The compass rails,
called hoopsticks five or six in number, are shaped to the
intended form of the roof. Ibid. 31 The flats and hoop-
sticks, or the timber-work for a square head to support the

3. A stick for driving a toy hoop.

185s W. Jkkuan Autobio£. III. 174 A woman, bowling n
hoop round the walks, with a hoop-stick in one hand and
a book in the other.

Hoor, obs. and dial. f. Whokk. Hoora,
hooray, var. Hurrah. Hoord, -e, obs. rT.
Hoard, Horde. Hoore, obs. f. Hour, Whorb;
var. Orb adv., before. Hoorle, obs. f. Hurl.
Hoors, -e, hoos, -e, obs. ff. Hoarse. Hoobo,
obs. f. Hose ; Sc. f. Houhr.
SoO8e9 h00S6 (h/7z), sb. local, [app. related
to *hwJs- root of OE. hwhan to wheeze, or to
root of Hoast cough.] A cough or wheeze : said
of cattle. Cf. Hoaht.

'797 Downing Disord. Horned Cattle 15 The symptom* j
are a great difficulty in breathing, attended with a cough or ]
hoose. z8j8 Craven Dial., /loose, a difficulty of breathing
in cattle. 1890 Vorksh. Weekly Post is Nov. 4/1 Husk or
Hoose in Calves, Lambt, Heifers, and Sheep. |

H00ief hoOIO, v. local. [Belongs to prec. sb.] ,
intr. To congh or wheeze. Htnce Hoo'sing vbL sb. ;
1846 Jml. R. Apric. Soc. VII. 1. 204 In the early short- '
horns no noosing or cough, no delicacy of constitution wn* ,
known. 1868 Atkinson Cleveland Gloss., Hoose, to wheeze \
or breathe with difficulty and noise. i

Hoost, obs. form of Hoast, Host. '

Hoosyl, obs. form of Housel.
Hoot that), v. Forms: 3 huten, (4 huit), 4-5
houte(n9 howte(n, hot(en, 6-7 howfc, hout, 7-
hoot, (7-9 whoot). [ME. huten is found ci 200:
perh. echoic, representing an inarticulate sound like
the hooting of owls or the * toot' of a horn or
pipe, of which the characteristic vowel is u (being
that heard at the greatest distance, whence its use
in distant calls,as hoo ! Aool,cooee9ctc). Cf. Swedish
huta ut 'to take one up sharply*, MHG. hiuzen,
hUzen to call to the pursuit; also Da. huit to shout,
cry, halloo, Fr. huer to hoot, and the exclamations
. mentioned under Hoot int. But the phonology
I presents difficulties: beside huten^ ME. had kdten,
north, and Sc. huit, hute: perhaps a different word.
WEs. hiiten regularly gave Inter hout% hoivt, down
to 17th c, when its place appears to have been
taken by hoot, which might cither be the descendant
of OE. hoten, or an alteration of hout under the
influence of the natural sounds (cf. Cuckoo). The
late spelling whoot wag due to the influence of who,
whom, whose."]

L intr. To shout, call out, moke an inarticulate
vocal noise; to toot with a horn; now, esp.9 to
utter loud sounds of disapproval or obloquy.

a sim [Me HooTMa vbL sb.]. c 1390 Will. PaUme 9387
p*i.. went after |w werwolf.. hotend out wi> homes, c tj8o
Sir Ferumb. 392$ panne by-gunne |>ay to grede & houte.
c 1440 Prom/. Parv. 951/3 Howtyn, or cryyn, boo. Ibid.,
Howtyn, or cryen as shopmen n,.. cetrumo. c 1430 Cov.
Myst. (Shaks. Soc) 189 Upon my spere, A gerle I here,
I dare welle swero Lett moderes howte. seoi Shakb. Jul.
C, 1. U. US And still as hee rcfus'd it, the rabblement
howted, and dapp'd their chopt hands. 1610 Rowland*
Martin Mark-all 35 At this newea the whole fraternity of
Vagabonds whooted for ioy. 1654 H. L'Estranob Ckas. /
(1655)19 Recusants.. frequently passed through the Churches
in time of Divine Service houting and ho*lo-ing. '*""

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