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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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VerbEdit

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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InterjectionEdit

shoo!

  1. (informal, demeaning) Go away! Clear off!
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:go away

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English scōh.

NounEdit

shoo

  1. Alternative form of sho (shoe)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English sċōgan.

VerbEdit

shoo

  1. Alternative form of shon (to shoe)

NavajoEdit

InterjectionEdit

shoo

  1. I see; oh yes, I see

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SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English show.

NounEdit

shoo (n class, plural shoo)

  1. show (performance)