Definition of "scoot" [scoot]

  • To go suddenly and speedily; hurry. (verb-intransitive)
  • Upper Southern U.S. To squirt with water: "I know I wouldn't scoot down no hog with no hose” ( Flannery O'Connor). (verb-transitive)
  • Scoot over To move or slide to the side: Scoot that chair over. (phrasal-verb)

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 "scoot" in a sentence
  • "*Scoot scoot scoot scoot* I fink I want to sit with teh little one!"
  • "Dean Acheson says: anyone know why the scoot is getting new lawyers?"
  • "I use the word scoot as an synonym to a quick jaunt, a speedy drive."