cahoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cahoot collusion "in cahoots with"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cahoot Partnership; league; as, to go in cahootor in cahoots) with a person. Usually used in the plural, and in modern usage often used to imply that the joint effort is unethical, shady, questionable, or illegal; as, a shill in cahoots with a pickpocket, to serve as a distraction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cahoot Company or partnership: as, to go in cahoot with a person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cahoot ka-hōōt′ (U.S.) company or partnership.
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Idioms

In cahoots - If people are in cahoots, they are conspiring together.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps fr. f. cohorte, a company or band

Usage

In literature:

He and Mifflin are in cahoots, that's what.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
I think you and Loeb in cahoots.
"The Fortune Hunter" by David Graham Phillips
He and the dealer are in cahoots ... isn't that the word?
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
You better be 'shame' yo'se'f 'bout de way you do me w'en we go inter cahoots wid dat beef.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Robert Fairfax took the fortunes of the conflict like a man and a Virginia gentleman, and with him Cahoots.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Sure they are working in cahoots.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
When the hour strikes for General von Berthold to have uninvited guests drop down on him from the skies, we'll be in cahoots, as usual.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
You better be 'shame' yo'se'f 'bout de way you do me w'en we go inter cahoots wid dat beef.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Jake Kloon, he done it in cahoots with Earl Leverett; and Quintana set 'em on.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Were the two men in cahoots with Mascola's gang?
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Lawyer Feeder, who run for state senator an' whose record's none too dainty, is in cahoots with Jordan an' Plimsoll.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
You know what they're saying ... that we're in cahoots!
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
We in cahoots in dis-yeh lan' boom.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
He's in cahoots with us.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
The two are cahoots together, 'n' if Tim saw you an' I both leavin', no tellin' what'd happen.
"The Girl From Tim's Place" by Charles Clark Munn
That monkey and Wayne are in cahoots.
"The Voodoo Gold Trail" by Walter Walden
You're in cahoots with Welch.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
He vows he's in cahoots with Winston Bannard.
"The Diamond Pin" by Carolyn Wells
Don't you know her uncle and Carrington are in cahoots in this deal?
"The Ranchman" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The captain was allays in cahoot with them, and they was powerful fond of Jane.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. December, 1877." by Various
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In news:

Whatever that is with the blue fur is in cahoots with the green slime in the takeout container and we think they're plotting to overtake your vegetable crisper.
They're the new breed of computer crackers who earn a living in cahoots with spammers.
A Muppets-style TV show made in cahoots with the Jim Henson Co. And the BBC has been given a greenlight.
Here's a little-known secret: For years, evil scientists have worked in cahoots with music industry executives to try to create the perfect female pop star.
Blame Deputy Agent Sebso (Erik Weiner), who, in cahoots with Nucky, "killed" him in self-defense.
News reports from the past year show that, at least in some cases, the 'reputation restorers' are in cahoots with the mugshot websites.
For its first 30 years, when the Castro crowd was in cahoots with the Soviets -- even welcomed nukes 90 miles from Florida -- the embargo enjoyed widespread support.
Pip Pyle has played with such prog-rock giants as Hatfield and the North, National Health, In Cahoots and Gong.
Pip Pyle has played with such prog-rock giants as Hatfield and the North, National Health, In Cahoots and Gong.
Go to main page News Al- Qaeda and West in cahoots in Syria.
Recently, Senator John McCain has repeatedly indicated that Iran and al- Qaeda are in cahoots.
This may be a sign that competitor Guitar Hero may be stealing the market away from its rival, or the big money makers are in cahoots.
Today I heard Armando Gutierrez, attorney for the Miami Gonzalez family, say on national television that the United States government is in cahoots with the Fidel Castro government in trying to send Elian back to Cuba.
I even had one client jokingly accuse me of being in cahoots with the Devil in trade for my creativity.
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