shoo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Dutch schuwen (to shun), German scheuchen (to scare, drive away).

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shoo (third-person singular simple present shoos, present participle shooing, simple past and past participle shooed)

  1. (transitive, informal) To induce someone or something to leave.
    Don't just shoo away mosquitoes, kill them!
    See if you can shoo off the insurance salesmen.
  2. (intransitive, informal) To leave under inducement.
    You kids had better shoo before your parents get a call.
  3. (informal, rare) To usher someone.
    Shoo the visitor in.

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Interjection[edit]

Shoo!

  1. (informal, demeaning) Go away! Clear off!

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Navajo[edit]

Interjection[edit]

shoo

  1. I see; oh yes, I see

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English show.

Noun[edit]

shoo (n class, plural shoo)

  1. show (performance)