Origin of Scatter
From Middle English scateren, skateren, (also schateren, see shatter), from Old English sceaterian, probably from a dialect of Old Norse. Compare Middle Dutch scheteren (“to scatter"), Low German schateren, Dutch schateren (“to burst out laughing").
Middle English scateren perhaps from northern dialectal alteration of Old English sceaterian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Find Similar Words
Find similar words to scatter using the buttons below.