- (in the Shetland and Orkney Islands) a crown tax, as for use of common lands.
Origin of scat5
Examples from the Web for scatt
But now and then he waxed moody, and growled in his thick beard, "Scatt, forsooth!"King Olaf's Kinsman
- (intr; usually imperative) informal to go away in haste
- a type of jazz singing characterized by improvised vocal sounds instead of words
- (intr) to sing jazz in this way
- any marine and freshwater percoid fish of the Asian family Scatophagidae, esp Scatophagus argus, which has a beautiful coloration
- an animal dropping
Word Origin and History for scatt
"go away!" 1838, from expression quicker than s'cat "in a great hurry," probably representing a hiss followed by the word cat.
"nonsense patter sung to jazz," 1926, probably of imitative origin, from one of the syllables used. As a verb, 1935, from the noun. Related: Scatting.
"filth, dung," 1950, from Greek stem skat- "dung" (see scatology).