skeigh
adjective Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skygg shy; akin to Old English scēoh shy — more at shy Date: 1508 chiefly Scottish proudly spirited ; skittish

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  • skeigh — skeighish, adj. /skeekh/, Scot. adj. 1. (of horses) spirited; inclined to shy. 2. (of women) proud; disdainful. adv. 3. proudly. Also, skeech, skiech. [1500 10; earlier skeich, late ME skey, perh. continuing OE sceoh SHY2, with sk < MD schu shy]… …   Universalium

  • skeigh — ˈskēḵ adjective Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skygg shy more at shy chiefly Scotland : proudly spirited : skittish often used of a horse or a woman …   Useful english dictionary

  • skeech — /skeekh/, adj., adv. Scot. skeigh. * * * …   Universalium

  • skiech — /skeekh/, adj., adv. Scot. skeigh. * * * …   Universalium

  • skeech — /skeekh/, adj., adv. Scot. skeigh …   Useful english dictionary

  • skiech — /skeekh/, adj., adv. Scot. skeigh …   Useful english dictionary

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