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
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 of scoot
perhaps alteration of earlier scout, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1758
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