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skit Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a short theatrical episode
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Skit
Etymology
Prov. E. skitto slide, as adj., hasty, precipitate, of Scand. origin, and akin to E. shoot, v.t.; cf. Icel. skyti, skytja, skytta, a marksman, shooter, skj&omac;ta to shoot, sk&umac;ta a taunt. See Shoot.
Definitions
  1. To cast reflections on; to asperse. Prov. Eng. & Scot. Crose.
Skit noun
Definitions
  1. A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib. Tooke.
    A similar vein satire upon the emptiness of writers is given in his "Tritical Essay upon the Faculties of the Human Mind;" but that is a mere skit compared with this strange performance. Leslie Stephen.
  2. A wanton girl; a light wench. Obs.

Webster 1913


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