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shoo

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interjection \ˈshü\

Simple Definition of shoo

  • —used when repeatedly moving your hand away from you in a short motion with your fingers down to tell an animal or person to leave

Full Definition of shoo

  1. —used especially in driving away an unwanted animal

Origin of shoo

Middle English schowe


First Known Use: 15th century


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shoo

transitive verb

Simple Definition of shoo

  • : to tell (an animal or person) to leave

Full Definition of shoo

  1. :  to scare, drive, or send away by or as if by crying shoo <shooed us away from the kitchen>

Examples of shoo

  1. We tried to help her, but she shooed us away.

  2. He shooed the cat out of the house.



Circa 1798

First Known Use of shoo

circa 1798


SHOO Defined for Kids

shoo

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verb \ˈshü\

Definition of shoo

shooedshoo·ing

  1. :  to wave, scare, or send away <She shooed us out of the kitchen.> Hint: Shoo is often used as a command. <Shoo! Go outside.>




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