from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To go with light running steps; scamper.
  • intransitive v. To flurry or swirl about.
  • n. The act of scurrying.
  • n. The noise produced by scurrying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of scurrying; hurried movement.
  • intransitive v. To hasten away or along; to move rapidly; to hurry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hurry along; move hastily and precipitately; scamper.
  • n. Hurry; fluttering or bustling haste.
  • n. A flurry.
  • n. In sporting, a short race run for amusement by inferior horses or non-winners.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rushing about hastily in an undignified way
  • v. to move about or proceed hurriedly


Probably short for hurry-scurry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from hurry-skurry, a reduplication of hurry. (Wiktionary)



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