verb (used without object), skid·dooed, skid·doo·ing. Informal.

to go away; get out.

Origin of skiddoo

First recorded in 1900–05; perhaps alteration of skedaddle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for skiddoo

hightail, depart, skedaddle, leave, decamp, scoot, scram, scat, away, off, out, vamoose, shoo, begone

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