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[skuht-er] /ˈskʌt ər/
verb (used without object), noun, British Dialect
Origin of scutter
1775-85; variant of scuttle2 Unabridged
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  • Things boom overhead like bitterns, or scutter alongside like hares, or arise dripping and hissing from below like otters.

    Sea Warfare Rudyard Kipling
  • Immediately there was a yell—a scutter—a run—a positive tumult.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • We saw him scutter along under the seats, and then we saw him come out away down the side of the tent and scoot.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
British Dictionary definitions for scutter


verb, noun
(Brit) an informal word for scurry
Word Origin
C18: probably from scuttle², with -er1 as in scatter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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