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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
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Joao's extraordinary expressive range reached from guttural croaks to coloratura trilling, with scatting and vocalizing in between.
In episode 3, ``Our Language,'' Armstrong introduces scatting to the music, thereby changing not only the way jazz is played but the way it is sung.
The vocally malleable White than displays her adroit scatting skills on Hoagy Carmichael's ``Ooh, What You Said,'' shows off her Caribbean heritage with a calypso romp through the comical ``Momma Look at Boo Boo'' and simply soars through the tender ballad ``Born for You.