verb (used with object), shooed, shoo·ing.
verb (used without object), shooed, shoo·ing.
Origin of shoo
Examples from the Web for shooed
“Some guy came up and shooed them all away because TV was Western,” recalls the officer, who asked not to be named.
I thought he was coming, too, when he clapped his hands and shooed me off so fast.The Sun Maid|Evelyn Raymond
He had, by this time, shooed them into the plush and crayon-enlargement parlor behind the barroom.The Innocents|Sinclair Lewis
And when bedtime came, she shooed him into her brother's room and her father padlocked him in.Sam, This is You|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
verb shoos, shooing or shooed
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.