(noun, verb)


1. an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

Similar word(s): scarer

Definition categories: man–made, effigy, image, simulacrum

Sentences with scarecrow as a noun:

- A scarecrow set to frighten fools away. — Dryden.

- No eye hath seen such scarecrows. I'll not march with them through Coventry, that's flat. — Shakespeare.


1. (transitive) To splay rigidly outward, like the arms of a scarecrow.