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cahoot

[kuh-hoot] /kəˈhut/
Idioms, Informal.
1.
go cahoots, to share equally; become partners:
They went cahoots in the establishment of the store.
Also, go in cahoot with, go in cahoots.
2.
in cahoot / cahoots,
  1. in partnership; in league.
  2. in conspiracy:
    in cahoots with the enemy.
Origin of cahoot
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; perhaps < French cahute cabin, hut, equivalent to ca(bane) cabin + hutte hut
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cahoots

/kəˈhuːts/
plural noun (sometimes sing) (informal)
1.
(US) partnership; league (esp in the phrases go in cahoots with, go cahoot)
2.
in cahoots, in collusion
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for cahoots
n.

1829, American English, of unknown origin; said to be perhaps from French cahute "cabin, hut" (12c.), but U.S. sources credit it to French cohorte (see cohort), a word said to have been in use in the U.S. South and West with a sense of "companions, confederates."

cahoot

see cahoots.

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cahoots

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in cahoots

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cahoots

see under in league with
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