hoot +‎ -er


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhuː.tə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhu.tɚ/, [ˈhu.ɾɚ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hoot‧er
  • Rhymes: -uːtə(r)


hooter (plural hooters)

  1. A person who hoots.
  2. The horn in a motor vehicle.
  3. (Britain) A siren or steam whistle, especially one in a factory and used to indicate the beginning or the end of a working day or shift.
    • 1933, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Cloud Howe, page 34:
      Suddenly, far down and beyond the toun there came a screech as the morning grew, a screech like an hungered beast in pain. The hooters were blowing in the Segget Mills.
  4. (slang) A nose, especially a large one. [from 1950s]
    • 1964, A Hard Day's Night, spoken by Grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell):
      Aye, it may be a joke to you, but it's his nose. He can't help having a hideous great hooter! And his poor little head, trembling under the weight of it!
    • 2014, Vinnie Jones, It's Been Emotional, page 118:
      Somebody yelled, ‘You bit off a bloke’s nose in Ireland.’ The story was that I’d amputated his hooter.
  5. (slang, usually in the plural) A woman's breast. [from 1970s]
  6. (slang) A penis. [from 1990s]
    • 1994, Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-Tep, page 23:
      There, nestled in one of her gloved palms was a massive, blue-veined hooter with a pus-filled bump on it the size of a pecan. It was his hooter and his pus-filled bump. ¶ “You ole rascal,” she said, and gently lowered his dick between his legs.
    • 2006, Eric Mawson, Oil and Vinegar: A Conscripted Soldier in the Vietnam War[1]:
      He called it “Hooterville,” mainly because he was such a fan of Petticoat Junction, and he really enjoyed getting his hooter worked on.
  7. An owl.
  8. (slang) A large cannabis cigarette.



Further readingEdit

  • hooter at OneLook Dictionary Search