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scutter Syllabification: scut·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈskədər/
chiefly British

Definition of scutter in English:


[no object]
(Especially of a small animal) move hurriedly with short steps: a little dog scuttered up from the cabin
More example sentences
  • A traitorous spider scuttered along a branch sending Tale out of the bush and towards the porch.
  • Its not a reflection from the torch, its not an insect scuttering by and its not a particle of dust.
  • As soon as her body lay horizontally, spiders and insects and worms came scuttering forward, and began to eat her skin.


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An act or sound of scuttering.


Late 18th century: perhaps an alteration of the verb scuttle2.

Words that rhyme with scutter

abutter, aflutter, butter, Calcutta, clutter, constructor, cutter, declutter, flutter, gutter, mutter, nutter, shutter, splutter, sputter, strutter, stutter, utter
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