Origin and Etymology of shoo
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of shoo in a Sentence
We tried to help her, but she shooed us away.
He shooed the cat out of the house.
Recent Examples of shoo from the Web
The rail authority has nearly 400 properties that have surplus land not needed for the future route, meaning the agency will have a long-term caretaker job — mowing weeds, shooing away intruders and dealing with all the nuisances of land ownership.
Comey testified that Priebus was one of the aides shooed out of the Oval Office, and that as Trump pressed his point about Flynn, Priebus poked his head back in through the doorway.
The gate swings open and a cow noses its way inside, breaking into a trot when the wrestlers try to shoo it away.
The caretaker gently shooed out the parishioners, and me with them.
Several young cousins kept trying to peak into the kitchen to watch, and Kenyerber’s aunts had to keep shooing them away.
Directed by his mahout, Rambahadur started to whack the cat with its trunk in an attempt to shoo it back towards the reserve.
Of course, the song gets interrupted by DJ Mansplain who tries unsuccessfully to take control of the narrative only to be shooed out of the recording booth.
The Brittany dog elsewhere patrolled the property as flakes fell among the spruce and firs, cedars and cypress — but Rip was welcoming visitors, not shooing them away, on Friday as the greeter of the Kinsey Family Farm.
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First Known Use of shoo
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Definition of shoo for English Language Learners
: to tell (an animal or person) to leave
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