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scat

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intransitive verb \ˈskat\

Definition of scat

scatted

scatting

  1. 1 :  to go away quickly

  2. 2 :  to move fast :  scoot



Origin and Etymology of scat

scat, interjection used to drive away a cat


First Known Use: 1838


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scat

noun

Definition of scat

  1. :  an animal fecal dropping



Origin and Etymology of scat

perhaps from Greek skat-, skōr excrement — more at scatology


First Known Use: 1927

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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scat

noun

Definition of scat

  1. :  jazz singing with nonsense syllables



Origin and Etymology of scat

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1929


4

scat

intransitive verb

Definition of scat

scatted

scatting

  1. :  to improvise nonsense syllables usually to an instrumental accompaniment :  sing scat



1935

First Known Use of scat

1935


SCAT

abbreviation

Definition of SCAT

  1. 1 School and College Ability Test

  2. 2 supersonic commercial air transport



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SCAT Defined for Kids

scat

play
verb \ˈskat\

Definition of scat for Students

scatted

scatting

  1. :  to go away quickly Hint: Scat is often used as a command to frighten away an animal. <Scat! Go away, cat.>




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