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Friday, November 09, 2012

cahoots

\kuh-HOOT\ , noun;
1.
In partnership; in league.
Quotes:
The soldier could only have concluded that my grandfather was in serious cahoots with John Brown, and attention of that kind could destroy everything.
-- Marilynne Robinson, Gilead: A Novel
The dreamers did not know that Kuyo and I, as if in cahoots with the soldiers, had trapped and imprisoned them on the island.
-- Russell Banks, The Darling: A Novel
Origin:
Cahoots enters English in the United States in the 1800s, possibly derived from the French cahute, "cabin, hut," but others trace it to the roots of the English word cohort.
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