go away; get out: used as in driving away chickens, flies, etc.
Origin of shooechoic
to cry “shoo”
to drive away abruptly, by or as by waving the hand or arm and crying “shoo”
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.