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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French escarmuche, from Old French escharmuche(skirmish), from Old Italian scaramuccia(skirmish), from Lombardic *skirmjan or Frankish *skirmijan, from Proto-Germanic *skirmijaną(to shelter), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-(to cut). Cognate with Old High German skirmen, scirmen(to shield, defend, protect), skirm(shade, protection). More at skirmish, screen.

NounEdit

escarmouche f ‎(plural escarmouches)

  1. skirmish; dispute
  2. (military) skirmish (small combat)

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