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scutter

[ skuht-er ]

verb (used without object)

, British Dialect.


scutter

/ ˈskʌtə /

verb

  1. See scurry
    an informal word for scurry


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Word History and Origins

Origin of scutter1

First recorded in 1775–85; variant of scuttle 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of scutter1

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

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Example Sentences

Things boom overhead like bitterns, or scutter alongside like hares, or arise dripping and hissing from below like otters.

From the door he watched the man scutter down the long, long corridor out of sight.

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

But every boy, even the valiant Johnny Trumbull, was gone in a mad scutter.

Tod saw a young hare scutter across the grass, and rushed after it, full chase.

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