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Definition of "scoop" []

  • A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle: a flour scoop. (noun)
  • The amount that such a utensil can hold. (noun)
  • A thick-handled cuplike utensil for dispensing balls of ice cream or other semisoft food, often having a sweeping band in the cup that is levered by the thumb to free the contents. (noun)
  • A portion of food gathered with this utensil. (noun)
  • A ladle; a dipper. (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 "scoop" in a sentence
  • "*Scoops up teh splorted branes, scoop scoop scoop*"
  • "*Scoopitee scoop scoop scoop* *pat pat pat* *streeeeeetch tug tug tug* just a liddle bit o’duktaype."
  • "Some folks are responding with the term scoop, which is something very different, and I think more appropriate."