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scutter

[ skuht-er ]
/ ˈskʌt ər /
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verb (used without object), noun British Dialect.

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Origin of scutter

First recorded in 1775–85; variant of scuttle2
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British Dictionary definitions for scutter

scutter
/ (ˈskʌtə) /

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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