- (used to scare or drive away a cat, dog, chickens, birds, etc.)
- to drive away by saying or shouting “shoo.”
- to request or force (a person) to leave: I'll have to shoo you out of here now.
- to call out “shoo.”
Origin of shoo
Related Words for shooedscoot, scram, git, shoo, begone, away, depart, leave, off, out, scat, vamoose, hightail, skiddoo, skedaddle
Examples from the Web for shooed
Contemporary Examples of shooed
“Some guy came up and shooed them all away because TV was Western,” recalls the officer, who asked not to be named.ISIS Leader: ‘See You in New York’
June 14, 2014
For their hard work, they are treated like subhuman filth and shooed to the “colored” restroom out back.Do I Have to Read The Help?
January 16, 2010
Historical Examples of shooed
Well, I'm kind of glad I shooed that reception committee out of the way.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
That species of fowl is not to be shooed off as easily as a chicken.'Twixt Land & Sea
And one of the maids coming too near, she shooed her angrily away.Beyond
Miss Prouty shooed Andy off the stage and apologized for him.Jerry's Charge Account
Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Then they all gathered on the other side, and "shooed," and waved their arms as well as the lantern.Chums of the Camp Fire
Lawrence J. Leslie
- go away!: used to drive away unwanted or annoying people, animals, etc
- (tr) to drive away by or as if by crying "shoo."
- (intr) to cry "shoo."
Word Origin for shoo
1620s, "to drive away by calling 'shoo,' " from the exclamation (late 15c.), perhaps instinctive, cf. German schu, Italian scioia. Related: Shooed; shooing.