- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhuː.tə(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈhu.tɚ/, [ˈhu.ɾɚ]
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- Hyphenation: hoot‧er
- Rhymes: -uːtə(r)
hooter (plural hooters)
- A person who hoots.
- The horn in a motor vehicle.
- (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.
- (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.
- (slang, usually in the plural) A woman's breast. [from 1970s]
- (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:
- He called it “Hooterville,” mainly because he was such a fan of Petticoat Junction, and he really enjoyed getting his hooter worked on.
- An owl.
- (slang) A large cannabis cigarette.
horn of a motor vehicle
slang: nose — see schnozzle
slang: penis — see dick
owl — see owl
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