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Origin of skiddoo

First recorded in 1900–05; perhaps alteration of skedaddle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for skiddoo

Historical Examples of skiddoo

  • Examples are no-siree and yes-indeedy, and the later kiddo and skiddoo.

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken

  • Why don't you fire 'em bodily; tell 'em their number is 23—skiddoo!

    Empire Builders

    Francis Lynde

  • Suppose someone should meet you in the middle of Herald Square, hand you a ring-tailed tiger, and then skiddoo.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • They did not "hand a lemon" or "skiddoo" in those days; American slang changes as quickly as thieves' slang, and only "Gee!"

  • In short,' I says, 'I've been handed the office to skiddoo, and in such cases I believe in skiddooing.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb