- A word said to frighten or drive away a person or animal: ‘Shoo,’ said Mrs Beavis to her girls, and the passage emptiedMore example sentences
- Oh, and if you haven't read the first part, ‘Millie’, shoo!
verb (shoos, shooing, shooed)[with object and adverbial of direction] 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 awayMore 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.
More definitions of shooDefinition of shoo in:
- The US English dictionary