Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SCOOT, v. Sc. form of Eng. scout, to reject with disdain, flout, disparage. [skut] Sc. 1827  Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) I. 309:
A man wi' buck-teeth and a cockit nose they'll no aloo to be a martyr to melancholy; but scoot the idea.
Lth. 1899  J. Lumsden Poems 133:
They'd sure puir Coalmen lesser scoot!

[Ad. O.N. skúta, a taunt.]

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