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scooch

noun

a small amount or distance

Examples

Move it a scooch to the left.

Usage Note

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scooch

verb

to move or push a short distance

Examples

Just scooch your leg forward with your hand in the yoga pose.

Usage Note

slang

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Word Origin and History for scooch
v.

by 1987, informal. Related: Scooched; scooching.

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Slang definitions & phrases for scooch

scooch

verb

To move or push in a direction by a small amount • Also as a noun: Scooch your leg forward with your hand if you can't get there

Related Terms

scrunch


scrunch

verb
  1. To squeeze oneself into a tighter space: I scrunched into the corner and covered my ears/ She scrooged over and patted the sofa beside her. Ooch over (entry form 1844+)
  2. To squeeze: He scrunched the paper into a ball (1880+)

[ultimately fr late 16th-century scruze, ''squeeze,'' perhaps a blend of screw and squeeze]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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