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scutter

[skuht-er]
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verb (used without object), noun British Dialect.
  1. scurry.

Origin of scutter

First recorded in 1775–85; variant of scuttle2
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Examples from the Web for scutter

Historical Examples

  • Immediately there was a yell—a scutter—a run—a positive tumult.

    Shirley

    Charlotte Bront

  • We saw him scutter along under the seats, and then we saw him come out away down the side of the tent and scoot.

    Swatty

    Ellis Parker Butler

  • Things boom overhead like bitterns, or scutter alongside like hares, or arise dripping and hissing from below like otters.

    Sea Warfare

    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for scutter

scutter

verb, noun
  1. British an informal word for scurry

Word Origin

C18: probably from scuttle ², with -er 1 as in scatter
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