Sarah bustled him out of the room, as one shoos chickens, and I lay back on my pillows and laughed.
No hale man ever loves him; he stirs the sportsman's wrath; the whole world kicks and shoves him and shoos him from the path.
The Dummy was gone—the Senior Nurse had shooed him off as one shoos a chicken.
1620s, "to drive away by calling 'shoo,' " from the exclamation (late 15c.), perhaps instinctive, cf. German schu, Italian scioia. Related: Shooed; shooing.