[ shoo ]
/ ʃu /
(used to scare or drive away a cat, dog, chickens, birds, etc.)
verb (used with object), shooed, shoo·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), shooed, shoo·ing.
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Origin of shoo
1475–85; earlier showe, shough, shooh, ssou (interjection), imitative; compare German schu
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shooshoe, shoo
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How to use shoo in a sentence
Sarah bustled him out of the room, as one shoos chickens, and I lay back on my pillows and laughed.
It came about thus that I sought out Moses Shoos, wishing for him upon this high adventure because of his chivalry.
Twas Moses Shoos 178 that blew; there was no mistaking the long-drawn blast.
I like t geev da Kais a 54 keek in da face wid-a dose shoos.
British Dictionary definitions for shoo
go away!: used to drive away unwanted or annoying people, animals, etc
verb shoos, shooing or shooed
(tr) to drive away by or as if by crying "shoo."
(intr) to cry "shoo."
Word Origin for shoo
C15: imitative; related to Middle High German schū, French shou, Italian scio
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