verb (used without object), noun British Dialect.

Origin of scutter

First recorded in 1775–85; variant of scuttle2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for scutter

whisk, zip, scamper, rip, dart, dash, scoot, sprint, hurry, bustle, scuttle, shoot, fly, rush, run, whirl, tear, scud, race, skim

Examples from the Web for scutter

Historical Examples of scutter

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


    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.


    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


verb, noun

British an informal word for scurry

Word Origin for scutter

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