skeeved

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Formed of skeeve +‎ -ed, from Italian schifo (disgust, nausea), schifare (to disgust, to loathe), and schifoso (disgusting, loathsome).

AdjectiveEdit

skeeved (comparative more skeeved, superlative most skeeved)

  1. (informal) Disgusted; repulsed; creeped out.
    • 2002, JJ Christopher, The Hill Witch:
      It took him days to get over how skeeved he was.
    • 2006, Bust - Issues 37-42, page 42:
      But like other "red flag" finds — undies, lingerie, bikini bottoms — you might be a little too skeeved to actually let one touch your naked body.
    • 2009, Wendy Shanker, The Fat Girl's Guide to Life, →ISBN:
      We're so embarrassed about our bodies, so "skeeved" about our periods and smells and hair, we can't even bring ourselves to touch ourselves.
    • 2016, S. A. Hunter, My Demon (volume 2)
      “He's like in his thirties,” I protested, skeeved at the idea of being attracted to him.
      “Yeah, that's bit young, but young ones like that need a mature woman.”
      “Grandma!” Now I was even more skeeved by the notion that she was attracted to him.

VerbEdit

skeeved

  1. simple past tense and past participle of skeeve
    • 2008, Jessica Valenti, He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (page 96)
      Because while it may not seem like such a big deal if guys want to get all revved up about faux lesbians and skeeved by gay men, the consequences of this kind of prejudice can be more than just a few jokes.
    • 2009 March 13, Holly Brubach, “America’s Next Top Author”, in New York Times[1]:
      Though both are virgins, Violet develops a crush on a dapper, eerily suave student at N.Y.U. who moonlights as a club promoter and appears regularly on Page Six. Whereas Cheryl, devoted to her work, is skeeved by the sleazeballs twice her age who hit on her in clubs and on the street.
    • 2016, S. A. Hunter, My Demon (volume 2)
      “He's like in his thirties,” I protested, skeeved at the idea of being attracted to him.
      “Yeah, that's bit young, but young ones like that need a mature woman.”
      “Grandma!” Now I was even more skeeved by the notion that she was attracted to him.

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