hooter vs owl what difference

what is difference between hooter and owl

English

Etymology

hoot +‎ -er

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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.
  4. (slang) A nose, especially a large one. [from 1950s]
  5. (slang, usually in the plural) A woman’s breast. [from 1970s]
  6. (slang) A penis. [from 1990s]
  7. An owl.
  8. (slang) A large cannabis cigarette.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:nose
  • See also Thesaurus:breasts
  • See also Thesaurus:penis

Translations

Further reading

  • hooter at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Te Horo


English

Etymology

From Middle English oule, owle, from Old English ūle, from Proto-Germanic *uwwalǭ (compare West Frisian ûle, Dutch uil, Danish and Norwegian ugle, German Eule), diminutive of *uwwǭ (eagle-owl) (compare German Uhu), of imitative origin or a variant of *ūfaz, *ūfǭ (compare Old English ūf or hūf, Swedish uv (horned owl), Bavarian Auf), from Proto-Indo-European *up- (compare Latvian ũpis (eagle-owl), Czech úpět (to wail, howl), Avestan ????????????????????????????????(ufiieimi, to call out). A Germanic variant *uwwilǭ was the source of Old High German ūwila (German Eule).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aʊl/
  • Rhymes: -aʊl

Noun

owl (plural owls)

  1. Any of various birds of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing. [from 8th c.]
  2. (by extension) A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active. [from 14th c.]
    Antonym: lark
  3. The owl pigeon. [from 18th c.]
  4. (politics, uncommon) A politician with moderate views that are neither hawkish nor dovish.
  5. Any of various nymphalid butterflies having large eyespots on the wings.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • hoot
  • to-whit, to-whoo
  • whoo

References

Further reading

  • owl on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

owl (third-person singular simple present owls, present participle owling, simple past and past participle owled)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To smuggle contraband goods.

Anagrams

  • ‘low, LOW, Low, WoL, low, low%

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