Ironically, Hootie hoo was first heard on the whitest show on television,The Andy Griffith Show. It was the greeting at the lodge to which Andy belonged. Its current usage would be more surprising if there were not so many other references to the show in urban colloquial language (e.g. Opie)
Hootie Hoo, Andy! Good to see you back at the lodge.
A hedz up to otha brothaz thet be chillin' in da hood
that the popo
is out an' prolly aroun' tha corner reddy to bus' yo ass fo smokin' that chronic
stack. Made popular in part by Outkast in tha hook from "Slump" off Aquemimi.
I'm strickly stressin dirty, dirty/
Gone represent it to the t-top/
Born and bred up on the street top/
Get to the money and sweet spot/
And forever hollin' hootie hoo!/
When we see cops
Greeting or call of/for recognition by member of group and/or to alert other members of desire to participate in activities calling for discretion by small group of acquainted persons moving within large group (sometimes 100s to 1000s) of unknown and unaware people, some of whom may be members of law enforcement or otherwise not inclined to view alcohol and/or drug use favorably (i.e. people who might arrest you or report you if they knew of group members' activities and altered reality). Also used as an "all - clear" signal.
"Hootie - hoo, Hootie - hoo" and wait for response from other group member.
Drinking and partying at large event, i.e. after a college football game, in lift line at ski slope (Snowblind or can't see your Buds) or at outdoor concert or in other large group of people with festive atmosphere, one may identify membership in group or acknowledge other members of group to let them know of your presence and that all is good and the necessary materials of use at that time are in close proximity or that you are a friend in need.
First use as defined above -- West Virginia University c. 1983 - 1987 to identify like-minded individuals -- also during the same time frame when "couch burning" became popular after football games
Use of term was based upon episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., in which Pyle survives in wilderness for several days, captures enemy troops during war games and signifies his presence and alerts his side of his presence when returning to camp with prisoners by giving a "Hootie-hoo, Hootie-hoo" greeting.
several different meanings (varying from it's original meaning as a greeting)
can be shouted out as a means of small celebration, gratification, etc.
"in the lac with Big Gipp. u got a light?? hootie hoooo!!!"
Ghetto call to see what is going on or what is lurking in the streets.
Its what you say when you see an extremely large woman (and on occasion a man), who has a very round shape and usually has clothes on that are too small.
(fat person walks up) "HOOTIE HOO!!!!!
that's tha code for tha killahs
oh we got beef?!