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scoot, v.i. (sl.).

scoot, v.i. (sl.) Run, dart, make off. Hence ~'ER(2) n., child's toy propelled by foot and consisting of a footboard with two wheels set tandemwise and a long steering-handle, (also, in full motor ~er) simple motor cycle. [18th c. (naut.) >i>scout); later scoot from U.S.)

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Source: Concise Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, fifth edition (with corrections), 1964 (1971)

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