- to hunch or draw oneself up and move (through, down, etc.); scrunch: she scooched through the window and unlocked the door; he scooched down in his chair
- to slide as with short, jerky movements, esp. while seated: scooch over and make room for me on the bench
The group of friends had to scooch closer together to fit everyone on the couch for the photo.
An example of scooch is the slight movement on a couch to make room for another person.
intransitive verbscooched, scooch·ing, scooch·es
- To move a short way, especially by making short sliding movements when sitting or lying down: Scooch over and make room for another passenger.
- To crouch down.
Origin of scoochAlteration (perhaps influenced by scoot )of scrooch
(third-person singular simple present scooches, present participle scooching, simple past and past participle scooched)
A variation of scouch. The first sense is probably influenced by scoot.
- Scooch, Bumpalump, Beamis, Waffle, BadCat; if you call the cat by the nickname often enough, it will soon recognize that you mean it and response accordingly.