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scat 1

 (skăt)
intr.v. scat·ted, scat·ting, scats Informal
To go away hastily; leave at once.

[Origin unknown.]

scat 2

 (skăt)
n.
Jazz singing in which improvised, meaningless syllables are sung to a melody.
intr.v. scat·ted, scat·ting, scats
To sing scat.

[Origin unknown.]

scat 3

 (skăt)
n.
Excrement, especially of an animal; dung.

[Origin unknown.]

scat

(skæt)
vb, scats, scatting or scatted
(intr; usually imperative) informal to go away in haste
[C19: perhaps from a hiss + the word cat, used to frighten away cats]

scat

(skæt)
n
(Jazz) a type of jazz singing characterized by improvised vocal sounds instead of words
vb, scats, scatting or scatted
(Jazz) (intr) to sing jazz in this way
[C20: perhaps imitative]

scat

(skæt)
n
(Animals) any marine and freshwater percoid fish of the Asian family Scatophagidae, esp Scatophagus argus, which has a beautiful coloration
[C20: shortened from Scatophagus; see scato-]

scat

(skæt)
n
(Zoology) an animal dropping
[C20: see scato-]

scat1

(skæt)

v.i. scat•ted, scat•ting.
to move or go off hastily.
[1865–70, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

scat2

(skæt)

v. scat•ted, scat•ting,
n. v.i.
1. to sing scat.
n.
2. jazz singing using improvised nonsense syllables to imitate the phrasing or effect of a band instrument.
[1925–30; of uncertain orig.]

scat3

(skæt)

n.
the excrement of an animal.
[1925–30; orig. uncertain]

scat4

(skæt)

n. Slang.
[1945–50; of uncertain orig.]

scat

- Slang for whiskey.
See also related terms for whiskey.

scat


Past participle: scatted
Gerund: scatting

Imperative
scat
scat
Present
I scat
you scat
he/she/it scats
we scat
you scat
they scat
Preterite
I scatted
you scatted
he/she/it scatted
we scatted
you scatted
they scatted
Present Continuous
I am scatting
you are scatting
he/she/it is scatting
we are scatting
you are scatting
they are scatting
Present Perfect
I have scatted
you have scatted
he/she/it has scatted
we have scatted
you have scatted
they have scatted
Past Continuous
I was scatting
you were scatting
he/she/it was scatting
we were scatting
you were scatting
they were scatting
Past Perfect
I had scatted
you had scatted
he/she/it had scatted
we had scatted
you had scatted
they had scatted
Future
I will scat
you will scat
he/she/it will scat
we will scat
you will scat
they will scat
Future Perfect
I will have scatted
you will have scatted
he/she/it will have scatted
we will have scatted
you will have scatted
they will have scatted
Future Continuous
I will be scatting
you will be scatting
he/she/it will be scatting
we will be scatting
you will be scatting
they will be scatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scatting
you have been scatting
he/she/it has been scatting
we have been scatting
you have been scatting
they have been scatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scatting
you will have been scatting
he/she/it will have been scatting
we will have been scatting
you will have been scatting
they will have been scatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scatting
you had been scatting
he/she/it had been scatting
we had been scatting
you had been scatting
they had been scatting
Conditional
I would scat
you would scat
he/she/it would scat
we would scat
you would scat
they would scat
Past Conditional
I would have scatted
you would have scatted
he/she/it would have scatted
we would have scatted
you would have scatted
they would have scatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scat - singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Verb1.scat - fleescat - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
skedaddle - run away, as if in a panic
Translations

scat

1 [skæt] EXCL¡zape!, ¡fuera de aquí!

scat

1
interj (inf)verschwinde!, verschwindet!

scat

2 (Jazz)
nScat m, rhythmisches Singen von Silben anstelle von Worten
viScat singen