verb (shoos, shooing, shooed /SHo͞od/)[with object] Back to top
Make (a person or animal) go away by waving one’s arms at them, saying “shoo,” or otherwise acting in a discouraging manner: I went to comfort her but she shooed me away
More example sentences
- In the rocks above the flat roofs, I pass a shepherd girl shooing sheep along the mountainside.
- Finally, a March organizer shooed us along the route as we were falling behind.
- With a swift and playful push, she shooed Daniel out, promising him to take only ten minutes.
a natural exclamation: first recorded in late Middle English. The verb use dates from the early 17th century.
Definition of shoo in:
- The British & World English dictionary