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[kuh-hoot] /kəˈhut/
Idioms, Informal.
go cahoots, to share equally; become partners:
They went cahoots in the establishment of the store.
Also, go in cahoot with, go in cahoots.
in cahoot / cahoots,
  1. in partnership; in league.
  2. in conspiracy:
    in cahoots with the enemy.
Origin of cahoot
1820-30, Americanism; perhaps < French cahute cabin, hut, equivalent to ca(bane) cabin + hutte hut Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • However many local governments and the big developers are in cahoot to get rich.
Word Origin and History for cahoot

see cahoots.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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