Definition of scoop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//skuːp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːp//
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  1. 1 [countable] a tool like a large spoon with a deep bowl, used for picking up substances in powder form like flour, or for serving food like ice cream Use an ice-cream scoop.
  2. 2[countable] the amount picked up by a scoop two scoops of mashed potato
  3. 3[countable] a piece of important or exciting news that is printed in one newspaper before other newspapers know about it See related entries: Journalism
  4. 4the scoop [uncountable] (North American English, informal) the latest information about somebody/something, especially details that are not generally known I got the inside scoop on his new girlfriend.
  5. Word OriginMiddle English (originally denoting a utensil for pouring liquids): from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schōpe ‘waterwheel bucket’; from a West Germanic base meaning ‘draw water’; related to the verb shape.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scoop