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shoo

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interjection \ˈshü\

Definition of shoo

  1. —used especially in driving away an unwanted animal

Origin and Etymology of shoo

Middle English schowe


First Known Use: 15th century


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shoo

verb

Definition of shoo

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

Examples of shoo in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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shoo

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interjection \ˈshü\

Definition of shoo for English Language Learners

  • —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


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shoo

verb

Definition of shoo for English Language Learners

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


SHOO Defined for Kids

shoo

play
verb \ˈshü\

Definition of shoo for Students

shooed

shooing

  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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