Noun > Scoop

Noun – Scoop

1 a (count) : a kitchen tool like a spoon that has a usually thick handle and a deep bowl for taking something from a container

an ice-cream scoop

a flour scoop

1 b (count) : something that is shaped like a bowl or bucket and used to pick up and move things

a backhoe with a large scoop

the scoop of a shovel (=the part of a shovel that is like a bowl)

1 c (count) : the amount of something that is held in a scoop

a scoop (=scoopful) of ice cream

2 (count) : a news story that is reported before other news reporters know about it

The story turned out to be the political scoop of the year.

3 the scoop US, informal : information about something that is currently important or happening or that is interesting to many people

Did you talk to him? What’s the scoop? (=what did he say?; what is happening?)

She always knows the scoop.

Here’s the scoop on how to clean leather.

I was with them when it happened, so I’ve got the inside scoop. (=information known only by a particular group of people)

4 (count) : the act of picking up something with a quick, continuous motion : the act of scooping something

With one scoop, he gathered up all the clothes on the floor.

scoopful /’sku?p?f?l/ noun, plural scoopfuls (count)

a scoopful (=scoop) of ice cream

scoopfuls of dirt