to go off hastily (often used in the imperative).
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to sing by making full or partial use of the technique of scat singing, in which the singer substitutes improvised nonsense syllables for the words of a song.
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the excrement of a wild animal.
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(in the Shetland and Orkney Islands) a crown tax, as for use of common lands.
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How to use scat in a sentence
I remember I heard something fiddling around in the galley, and I hollered 'scat!'Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
The poor man, in an access both of alarm and courage, whirled the bar about his head and shouted "scat!"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete | Charles M. Skinner
scat′hold, open ground for pasture; scat′land, land which paid duty for rights of pasture and peat.
In fact, it would have spoiled everything, and Angel encouraged the animal's exit with a suppressed "scat!"Angel Unawares | C. N. Williamson
And every man went his way, and the corps are the "scat-ups" to this day.Cornish Saints and Sinners | J. Henry Harris
British Dictionary definitions for scat (1 of 4)
(intr; usually imperative) informal to go away in haste
British Dictionary definitions for scat (2 of 4)
a type of jazz singing characterized by improvised vocal sounds instead of words
(intr) to sing jazz in this way
British Dictionary definitions for scat (3 of 4)
any marine and freshwater percoid fish of the Asian family Scatophagidae, esp Scatophagus argus, which has a beautiful coloration
British Dictionary definitions for scat (4 of 4)
an animal dropping
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