From skeeve (“to disgust, to loathe”), from Italian schifo (“disgust, nausea”), Italian schifare (“to disgust, to loathe”), and Italian schifoso (“disgusting, loathsome”).
skeevy (comparative skeevier, superlative skeeviest)
- (slang) Disgusting or distasteful. [from 1970s]
- 2013, Jessica Hagedorn, Manila Noir, Akashic Books (→ISBN), page 183
He was huddled in the doorway of this skeevy noodle joint in Binondo, the kind of skeevy joint in a skeevy alley where you wouldn't expect to see a guy like Paco. Or maybe you would.
- 2017, Jessica Brody, The Chaos of Standing Still, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 232
The idea of hanging out with a skeevy poker player and all of his skeevy friends was not my idea of a good time. But I didn't want Lottie to go alone, either. I assumed the guy was dangerous.