from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To go suddenly and speedily; hurry.
  • transitive v. Upper Southern U.S. To squirt with water: "I know I wouldn't scoot down no hog with no hose” ( Flannery O'Connor).
  • scoot over To move or slide to the side: Scoot that chair over.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dollar.
  • n. a scooter.
  • v. this sense?) To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
  • v. To ride on a scooter.
  • v. To move with the forelegs while sitting, so that the floor rubs against its rear end.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flow or gush out suddenly and with force, as from a syringe.
  • To run, fly, or make off with celerity and directness; dart.
  • To eject with force, as from a syringe; squirt: as, to scoot water on one. Also skite.
  • To send or impel (something) with a quick, light motion at high speed.
  • n. A sudden gust or flow, as of water; hence, a quick, light motion as of something suddenly ejected from a confined place: as, a sudden scoot.
  • n. A syringe or squirt.
  • n. A scoter: as in the names batter-scoot, bladder-scoot, and blatherscoot of the ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida, in Virginia.
  • n. Same as scout.
  • n. Same as dray, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. run or move very quickly or hastily


Scots, to eject, squirt, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skjōta, to shoot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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