Definition of shoot exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʃuːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃuːt//
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  1. 1(North American English) used to show that you are annoyed when you do something stupid or when something goes wrong (to avoid saying shit) Shoot! I've forgotten my book!
  2. 2(especially North American English) used to tell somebody to say what they want to say You want to tell me something? OK, shoot!
  3. Word OriginOld English scēotan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch scieten and German sciessen, also to sheet, the noun shot, and shut.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shoot