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
Stanley notices Kate standing outside his hospital room and asks to see her; Rebecca quickly shoos her out of sight.
The city’s mayor has ordered soapy water to be sprayed on the steps of the popular Basilica di Santa Croce during lunchtime in a bid to shoo away hungry picnickers.
Instead of finding a bustling kitchen when Weinstein and Sivan got down there, Sivan said there were just a couple people sweeping — who Weinstein shooed away.
As the show goes on, O’Donnell becomes increasingly agitated, gesticulating angrily, shooing away a wardrobe assistant, and swearing under his breath.
Jerry Hill, one of the Akron panhandlers who sued the city, said police regularly had shooed him away, cutting him off from his sole source of income.
Rayos said that Sanchez, who also had developmental disabilities and was nonverbal, never left his home without a pipe, using it to shoo away stray dogs and also to communicate with people, moving it around to get his meaning across.
Their little white ears, which had been dancing like butterflies to shoo away flies, stopped fluttering.
But this bear was so unfazed by Backstrom’s efforts to shoo it away that officials deemed it dangerous.
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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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