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[ski-doo] /skɪˈdu/
verb (used without object), skiddooed, skiddooing. Informal.
to go away; get out.
Origin of skiddoo
First recorded in 1900-05; perhaps alteration of skedaddle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for skiddoo
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  • Examples are no-siree and yes-indeedy, and the later kiddo and skiddoo.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • Why don't you fire 'em bodily; tell 'em their number is 23—skiddoo!

    Empire Builders

    Francis Lynde
  • Suppose someone should meet you in the middle of Herald Square, hand you a ring-tailed tiger, and then skiddoo.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • They did not "hand a lemon" or "skiddoo" in those days; American slang changes as quickly as thieves' slang, and only "Gee!"

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • In short,' I says, 'I've been handed the office to skiddoo, and in such cases I believe in skiddooing.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
Slang definitions & phrases for skiddoo



To depart hastily; scram • Often a command or a bit of advice: We heard the shooting and we skiddooed quick/ Skidoo, skidoo, and quit me

[1905+; perhaps fr skedaddle]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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