Definition of twenty-three skiddoo in US English:

twenty-three skiddoo


North American
dated, informal
  • A hasty departure.

    • ‘You could find yourself strutting in a mid-tempo Charleston or a taking a stab at the 23 skidoo.’
    • ‘‘Cops would give guys the old move-along,’ I said, ‘and since the Flatiron's on 23rd, it was known as the 23 - skidoo.’’
    • ‘To be sure, not everything about EL Magazine smacks of 23 skiddoo and hey-nonny-nonny with a hot-cha-cha.’