Definitions

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  • adj. disgusting or distasteful

Etymologies

From skeeve ("to disgust, to loathe"), coming from Italian schifo ("disgust, nausea"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I am two years behind adoarns. Just read this etymology today in Newsweek, in an article by Joan Huston Hall. Who, by the way, ought to be a wordnikker if she isn't already. :)

    August 4, 2010

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    November 3, 2008

  • Similar meaning to sleazy.

    November 3, 2008

  • Similar meaning to sleazy.

    November 3, 2008

  • Similar meaning to sleazy.

    November 3, 2008

  • One dictionary notes the etymology: "from Italian schifo, meaning 'disgust.'"

    February 6, 2008