American English

Definition of scoop noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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
  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
  4. 4the scoop [uncountable] (informal) the latest information about someone or something, especially details that are not generally known I got the inside scoop on his new girlfriend.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scoop