Simple Definition of scoot
: to go or leave suddenly and quickly
: to move (yourself, your chair, etc.) a short distance in a particular direction
Full Definition of scoot
1 : to move swiftly
2 : to slide especially while seated <scoot over and let me sit down>
Examples of scoot in a sentence
She talked to us for a few minutes before scooting off to some appointment.
She scooted her chair back a few inches.
He scooted closer to the table.
Origin and Etymology of scoot
perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1758
Rhymes with scoot
boot, bruit, brut, brute, bute, Bute, butte, chute, cloot, coot, cute, flute, fruit, glout, glute, hoot, jute, Jute, loot, lute, moot, mute, newt, pood, root, Root, rout, route, scute, shoot, snoot, soot, suit, suite, toot, tout, ut, Ute
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Definition of scoot for Students
: to go suddenly and quickly
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