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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
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; perhaps < French cahute cabin, hut, equivalent to ca(bane) cabin + hutte hut
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cahoot

see cahoots.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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in cahoots

adjective phrase

In partnership; acting in a common purpose: Louise Peccoralo and her husband claim they were not in cahoots with William Perone of Arizona

[1829+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr French cahute, ''cabin'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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in cahoots

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