When the rest of us would stand, we could watch parts of the ceremony until security would try to shoo us back to our seats.
Was he the fellow the boss wanted we should shoo off that island?
As he came upon Dorothy, he started violently, and said "shoo!"
Now when mice run out of the cupboard I go outdoors, and let Maria "shoo" them back again.
Ben Gile tossed the locust into the air and called out, "shoo!"
Why don't all of you shoo—I want to do a little survey in depth here—a little motivational work.
Then I tries to shoo the bunch into the street; but they don't shoo for a cent.
And: "Mary, there's the pig by mother's almond tree; run and shoo him."
But that little play only makes it all the harder for me to shoo him out.
An' then shoo'l whisper in her ear, 'Ther's nubdy can touch aw'r Simon 'at growin thease, tha sees he understands it.'
1620s, "to drive away by calling 'shoo,' " from the exclamation (late 15c.), perhaps instinctive, cf. German schu, Italian scioia. Related: Shooed; shooing.