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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short, usually comic dramatic performance or work; a theatrical sketch.
  • n. A short humorous or satirical piece of writing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short comic performance.
  • n. A jeer or sally; a brief satire.
  • n. A wanton girl; a wench.
  • v. to make fun of. (Used in Merseyside)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cast reflections on; to asperse.
  • n. A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib.
  • n. A wanton girl; a light wench.
  • n. A short theatrical presentation, often comical or satirical. Comical skits are sometimes presented by amateur or ad hoc groups at parties, dinners, or other social gatherings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To leap aside; fly off at a tangent; go off suddenly.
  • To flounce; caper like a skittish horse.
  • To slide.
  • n. A light, wanton wench.
  • n. A scud of rain.
  • n. A satirical or sarcastic attack; a lampoon; a pasquinade; a squib; also, a short essay or treatise; a pamphlet; a brochure; a literary trifle, especially one of a satirical or sarcastic nature.
  • n. Banter; jeer.
  • To cast reflections on; asperse, Grose.
  • n. The skitty, a rail or crake. See skitty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short theatrical episode


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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