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    Smile scooch

    scooch
    v. to move the buttocks over, around or up and down.

    Scooch over, make some room for mama on the couch.
    Hi! Does 'scooch' mean buttock? And is it a vulgar word? Can I say it to my parents? Is there any taboo I should know?

    Thanks!

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    Re: scooch

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! Does 'scooch' mean buttock? And is it a vulgar word? Can I say it to my parents? Is there any taboo I should know?

    Thanks!
    Hi, Daffodil!

    In my experience, the word 'scooch' is not a frequently used word in the US. Therefore, I would tend to stay away from using it.

    If I wanted someone to move their buttocks (body) I would say "Please scoot over a little bit! I need more room."

    I see no reason to use the word 'scooch' with your parents, or with anyone else for that matter!

    If you think a word might be 'taboo', don't use it without expecting consequences!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Smile Re: scooch

    Hello Amigo,

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: scooch

    In my experience it's not Br English either. We'd say 'budge up, or 'squash up' in that situation (mama/couch).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In my experience it's not Br English either. We'd say 'budge up, or 'squash up' in that situation (mama/couch).

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    Hi BobK,

    Thank you for your answer.

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    Re: scooch

    Perhaps it's a regional thing in AmE, because "scooch" is quite common in my area. It's not vulgar or obscene; it simply means to move over more closely. For example, in the bleachers at a ballgame someone is trying to fit onto an already crowded seat, we might say "if we all scooch over, Fred can sit with us."

    A photographer taking a picture of a large group of people might say "Everyone please scooch together so that I can get you all in the frame."

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