skoal
noun Etymology: Danish skål, literally, cup; akin to Old Norse skāl bowl — more at scale Date: 1600 toast, health — often used interjectionally

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  • Skoal — may refer to:* Skoal tobacco is a brand of smokeless tobacco. U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company. * Skål is also a Danish, Swedish and Norwegian term used as a toast (honor): Cheers! Skål! …   Wikipedia

  • skoal — Scandinavian toasting word, c.1600, from Dan. skaal a toast, lit. bowl, cup, from O.N., originally a cup made from a shell, from P.Gmc. *skelo, from PIE * (s)kel to cut (see SHELL (Cf. shell)). The word first appears in Scottish English, and may… …   Etymology dictionary

  • skoal — [skōl] interj. [Dan & Norw skaal, a cup < ON skāl, bowl: for base see SCALE3] to your health: used as a toast …   English World dictionary

  • skoal — v. To drink or guzzle. From a Swedish toast where all participants call out Skoal! and then consume the entire drink. Don t skoal that Dr. Pepper, Adam. You ll get the hiccups …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skoal — v. To drink or guzzle. From a Swedish toast where all participants call out Skoal! and then consume the entire drink. Don t skoal that Dr. Pepper, Adam. You ll get the hiccups …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skoal — I. ˈskōl noun ( s) Etymology: Danish skål, literally, bowl, cup; akin to Old Norse skāl bowl more at scale : a toast to someone s health, well being, or prosperity often used interjectionally II …   Useful english dictionary

  • skoal — a Scandinavian toast or salute, cheers, drink up    Jonas, here s to the monster fish we caught. Skoal! …   English idioms

  • skoal — /skohl/, interj. 1. (used as a toast in drinking someone s health.) n. 2. a toast. v.i. 3. to drink a toast. [1590 1600; < Dan skaal, Norw, Sw skål; cf. ON skal bowl] * * * …   Universalium

  • skoal — interjection A toast, roughly equivalent to cheers …   Wiktionary

  • skoal — interj. cheers!, to good health! (said when making a toast over a drink) …   English contemporary dictionary

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