Used to frighten away animals or birds.
transitive verbshooed shooed, shoo·ing, shoos
To drive or frighten away by or as if by crying “shoo.”
(third-person singular simple present shoos, present participle shooing, simple past and past participle shooed)
- (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.
- (intransitive, informal) To leave under inducement.
- You kids had better shoo before your parents get a call.
- (informal, rare) To usher someone.
- Shoo the visitor in.
- (informal, demeaning) Go away! Clear off!
Compare German scheuchen to scare, drive away.