skit
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1727 1. a jeering or satirical remark ; taunt 2. a. a satirical or humorous story or sketch b. (1) a brief burlesque or comic sketch included in a dramatic performance (as a revue) (2) a short serious dramatic piece; especially one done by amateurs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • skit — skit·swish; skit·ta·get; skit·ta·getan; skit·tery; skit·tish; skit·tler; skit; skit·ter; skit·tle; skit·er; skit·tish·ly; skit·tish·ness; …   English syllables

  • Skit — Skit, n. 1. A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib. Tooke. [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skit — may refer to:*Sketch comedy *Hip hop skit *Puppet skit See also *Skete …   Wikipedia

  • Skit — Skit, v. t. [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[=o]ta to shoot, sk[=u]ta a taunt. [root]159. See {Shoot}.] To cast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skit — [skıt] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language] a short humorous performance or piece of writing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skit — [ skıt ] noun count a short humorous performance or piece of writing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skit — ► NOUN ▪ a short comedy sketch or piece of humorous writing, especially a parody. ORIGIN related to archaic skit «move lightly and rapidly» …   English terms dictionary

  • skit — [skit] n. [< dial., v., to be skittish, taunt, prob. < Scand var. of ON skjōta, SHOOT] 1. Now Rare a taunt; gibe 2. a short piece of satirical or humorous writing 3. a short, comic theatrical sketch …   English World dictionary

  • skit — /skit/, n. 1. a short literary piece of a humorous or satirical character. 2. a short theatrical sketch or act, usually comical. 3. a gibe or taunt. 4. Brit. Dial. a joke or prank. [1565 75; of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • skit — 1570s, a vain, frivolous, or wanton girl (originally Scottish, now archaic), related to verb meaning to shy or be skittish, perhaps from O.N. skjuta to shoot (see SKITTISH (Cf. skittish)). Sense shifted to a satirical remark or reflection (1727) …   Etymology dictionary

  • skit — *libel, squib, lampoon, pasquinade …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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