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scoot (plural scoots)

  1. (slang) A dollar.
  2. (slang) a scooter.


scoot (third-person singular simple present scoots, present participle scooting, simple past and past participle scooted)

  1. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
    They scooted over to the window.
  2. To ride on a scooter.
  3. (of an animal) To move with the forelegs while sitting, so that the floor rubs against its rear end.
    The dog was scooting all over our new carpet.
    • 1990, Chris C. Pinney, Guide to Home Pet Grooming, page 44:
      If you ever see your dog scooting its hind end along the floor, chances are that anal sac irritation or impaction exists.
    • 1997, J. M. Evans and Kay White, Catopedia:
      What if my cat is biting its tail, scooting or rubbing its bottom on the ground?
    • 2008, Sandy Blackburn, The Everything Dog Grooming Book: All You Need to Help Your Pet Look and Feel Great!, page 62:
      The old wives tale is that a dog that scoots on its rear has worms, but that's rarely the case. Dogs that scoot, lick, or chew underneath their tails usually have anal gland issues.


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