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Definition of "scat" [scat]

  • Informal To go away hastily; leave at once. (verb-intransitive)
  • Jazz singing in which improvised, meaningless syllables are sung to a melody. (noun)
  • To sing scat. (verb-intransitive)
  • Excrement, especially of an animal; dung. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scat" in a sentence
  • "I've never heard anyone say, in New Orleans, even the word 'scat'."
  • "Dinkins would have no second term, as Giuliani sniped, bitched, needled, and flung scat from the sidelines during Dinkins 'entire term — with help from his new breed patrons on the media side, and swept into power on a pounding fist and a constant, yapping bark."
  • "I check out the brochure, but there is no course in scat singing."