intransitive verb Etymology: alteration of 5scuttle Date: 1781 scurry, scamper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Scutter — Scut ter, v. i. [Cf. {Scuttle}, v. i.] To run quickly; to scurry; to scuttle. [Prov. Eng.] A mangy little jackal . . . cocked up his ears and tail, and scuttered across the shallows. Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scutter — chiefly Brit. ► VERB ▪ move hurriedly with short steps. ► NOUN ▪ an act or sound of scuttering. ORIGIN perhaps from SCUTTLE(Cf. ↑scuttle) …   English terms dictionary

  • scutter — [skut′ər] vi. [var. of SCUTTLE2] Brit. to scurry about; bustle n. Brit. a scurrying or bustling about …   English World dictionary

  • scutter — /skut euhr/, v.i., n. Brit. Dial. scurry. [1775 85; var. of SCUTTLE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Scutter — This interesting and unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and is from an occupational name for a scout or spy, derived from the Middle English (1200 1500) scut , from the Old French escoute , from escouter , to listen, itself from …   Surnames reference

  • scutter — n. (British) scurry, quick run or movement, scamper, scuttle v. (British) scamper, run or move quickly, scuttle, scurry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scutter — chiefly Brit. verb move hurriedly with short steps. noun an act or sound of scuttering. Origin C18: perh. an alt. of scuttle2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • scutter — v. n. Scurry, run, hurry …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scutter — Noun. A slovenly woman. Midlands use? …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • scutter — scut·ter …   English syllables

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