hooter (n.) by 1823, "anything that hoots," especially an owl, agent noun from HOOT (Cf. hoot) (v.). Slang meaning "nose" is from 1958. Meaning "a woman's breast" (usually in plural hooters) attested by 1972. The Hooters restaurant chain began 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.

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  • hooter — hoot er n. 1. the nose. [slang] Syn: beak, honker, nozzle, snoot, snout, schnozzle. [WordNet 1.5] 2. An automobile horn. [Brit. slang] [PJC] 3. A woman s breast, especially one that is large. [vulgar slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hooter — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a siren, steam whistle, or horn. 2) informal a person s nose …   English terms dictionary

  • hooter — [ho͞ot′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that hoots ☆ 2. Slang a breast: a somewhat vulgar term …   English World dictionary

  • hooter — 1. n. a nose; a big nose. □ I sort of wish my hooter wasn’t so doggoned big. D He blew his hooter and went back to his reading. 2. n. a drink of liquor. □ He tossed back a big hooter of booze and stood there a minute. 3. n …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hooter — UK [ˈhuːtə(r)] / US [ˈhutər] noun [countable] Word forms hooter : singular hooter plural hooters British 1) a) a piece of equipment on a car, bicycle etc, that makes a short loud sound that is used as a warning b) a piece of equipment in a… …   English dictionary

  • hooter — n 1. British the nose. A common term of the 1950s and 1960s which is still heard. A synonym less widespread on the same lines is bugle . ► The doc says the 30 year old vain singer [Michael Jackson] s hooter is collapsing after being broken so… …   Contemporary slang

  • hooter — [[t]hu͟ːtə(r)[/t]] hooters N COUNT A hooter is a device such as a horn that makes a hooting noise. [BRIT, OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • hooter — sirena statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hooter; siren vok. Heuler, m; Sirene, f rus. сирена, f pranc. sirène, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • hooter — noun Date: 1856 1. one that hoots 2. often vulgar breast usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hooter — /hooh teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that hoots. 2. Brit. a car horn. 3. Brit. Slang. the nose. [1665 75; HOOT1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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