(used to scare or drive away a cat, dog, chickens, birds, etc.)
verb (used with object), shooed, shooing.
to drive away by saying or shouting “shoo.”
to request or force (a person) to leave: I'll have to shoo you out of here now.
verb (used without object), shooed, shooing.
to call out “shoo.”

1475–85; earlier showe, shough, shooh, ssou (interjection), imitative; compare German schu

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shoo (ʃuː)
1.  go away!: used to drive away unwanted or annoying people, animals, etc
vb , shoos, shooing, shooed
2.  (tr) to drive away by or as if by crying "shoo."
3.  (intr) to cry "shoo."
[C15: imitative; related to Middle High German schū, French shou, Italian scio]

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Word Origin & History

1620s, "to drive away by calling 'shoo,' " from the exclamation (late 15c.), instinctive, cf. Ger. schu, It. scioia. Shoo-in "easy winner (especially in politics)" (1939) was originally a horse that wins a race by pre-arrangement (1928; the verb phrase shoo in in this sense is from 1908). Shoo-fly, admonition
to a pest, was popularized by a Dan Bryant minstrel song c.1870, which launched it as a catch-phrase that, according to H.L. Mencken, "afflicted the American people for at least two years." Shoo-fly pie is attested from 1935.
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Example sentences
We shoo them away every time they settle, and thankfully they haven't nested.
The driver will shoo your hands away from the safety device with an exasperated
If any of those three statements make you feel uppity, then shoo.
The elders shoo them away, but the shooing doesn't do much.
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