Etymology: Middle English skippen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skopa to hop
Date: 14th century
a. to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip
b. to bound off one point after another ; ricochet
2. to leave hurriedly or secretly <skipped out without paying their bill> 3. a. to pass over or omit an interval, item, or step b. to omit a grade in school in advancing to the next c. misfire 1 transitive verb 1. a. to pass over without notice or mention ; omit <skipped her name> b. to pass by or leave out (a step in a progression or series) 2. a. to cause to skip (a grade in school) b. to cause to bound or skim over a surface <skip a stone across a pond> 3. to leap over lightly and nimbly 4. a. to depart from quickly and secretly <skipped town> b. to fail to attend or participate in <skip the tournament> <skip the meeting> • skippable adjective II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a light bounding step b. a gait composed of alternating hops and steps 2. an act of omission or the thing omitted III. noun Etymology: short for 2skipper Date: 1830 1. the captain of a side in a game (as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action 2. skipper II IV. transitive verb (skipped; skipping) Date: 1900 to act as skipper of
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.