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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: skĭp, IPA(key): /skɪp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English skippen, skyppen, of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *skupjaną, *skupaną (to scoff, mock), related to Icelandic skopa (to take a run), Middle Swedish skuppa (to skip).

VerbEdit

 
Girl skipping down a street
 
Girl skipping down a street

skip (third-person singular simple present skips, present participle skipping, simple past and past participle skipped)

  1. (intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.
    She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
  2. (intransitive) To leap about lightly.
    • Alexander Pope
      The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, / Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
    • Nathaniel Hawthorne
      So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically.
    • 2011 January 29, Ian Hughes, “Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd”, in BBC[2]:
      The hosts maintained their discipline and shape, even threatening to grab a second goal on the break - left-back Dan Harding made a scintillating run, skipping past a few challenges before prodding a right-footed shot that did not match his build-up.
  3. (intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
    The rock will skip across the pond.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC[3]:
      After Essien's poor attempt flew into the stands, Rodrigo Moreno - Bolton's on-loan winger from Benfica who was making his full Premier League debut - nearly exposed the Blues with a lovely ball for Johan Elmander, but it just skipped away from his team-mate's toes.
  4. (transitive) To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
    I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
  5. (transitive) To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
    My heart will skip a beat.
    I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
    • Bishop Burnet
      They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters.
  6. To place an item in a skip.
  7. (transitive, informal) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
    Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
  8. (transitive, informal) To leave
    to skip the country
    • 1998, Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
      I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
      She really want to skip town
      Get back off me, beast off me
      Get back you flea-infested mongrel
  9. To leap lightly over.
    to skip the rope
  10. To jump rope.
    The girls were skipping in the playground.
  11. (knitting) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
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NounEdit

skip (plural skips)

  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
  3. (music) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Busby to this entry?)
  4. A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.
    • 2012, Susan Nash, Skip Tracing Basics and Beyond (page 19)
      Tracking down debtors is a big part of a skip tracer's job. That's the case because deadbeats who haven't paid their bills and have disappeared are the most common type of skips.
  5. (radio) skywave propagation
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse skeppa, 'basket'.

NounEdit

skip (plural skips)

 
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  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain) A large open-topped container for waste, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to remove it along with its contents. (see also skep).
  2. (mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
  3. (Britain, Scotland, dialectal) A skep, or basket.
  4. A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.
  5. (sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.
  6. A beehive.
SynonymsEdit
  • (open-topped rubbish bin): dumpster (Canada, US)
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Etymology 3Edit

From English skillper, from Dutch schipper "captain", earlier "seaman", equivalent to schip, "ship" + -er.

NounEdit

skip (plural skips)

  1. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
  2. (curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
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Etymology 4Edit

A reference to the television series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo; coined and used by Australians (particularly children) of non-British descent to counter derogatory terms aimed at them.[1] Ultimately from etymology 1 (above).

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NounEdit

skip (plural skips)

  1. (Australia, slang) An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.
    • 2001, Effie (character played by Mary Coustas), Effie: Just Quietly (TV series), Episode: Nearest and Dearest,
      Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she?
      Barber: She is Australian.
      Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip. You little radical you.
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Etymology 5Edit

17th-century Ireland. Possibly a clipping of skip-kennel (young lackey or assistant).[2] Used at Trinity College Dublin.[3]

NounEdit

skip (plural skips)

  1. (college slang) A college servant.
    • 1703, Ward, Edward, The London-spy Compleat, volume 1, part 7, 5th edition, published 1713, page 157:
      Behind the Counter stood a complaisant Spark, who I observ'd shew'd as much Breeding in the sale of a Penny-worth of Tobacco, and the change of a Shilling, as a Courtier's Footman when he meets his Brother Skip in the middle of Covent-Garden; and is so very dexterous in discharge of his Occupation, the he guesses from a Pound of Tobacco to an Ounce to the certainty of one Corn []
    • 1842 October, Sheridan, Billy, “Reminiscences of College Life”, in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, page 682:
      He constitutes, probably, the identical exception which Sir Boyle Roche had in his mind's eye, when he broached his famous problem, that "a man cannot be in two places at once, barring he is a bird." The skip, or according to the Oxford etymology, the man-vulture, is not fit for his calling who cannot time his business so as to be present simultaneously at several places. He must be at Kinshan's on Carlisle Bridge, for Mr. Moriarty's half-pound of tea, at the very moment that Sir Looby, in the Botany Bay Square, requires his three eggs; and the Billy Sheridan of the day is singing out, like Stentor, from the tiles and skylights of a coctile edifice beside the library, for the "lazy rascal!"
    • 1849, Thackeray, William Makepeace, “Flight after Defeat”, in The History of Pendennis:
      His wounded tutor, his many duns, the skip and bed-maker who waited upon him, the undergraduates of his own time and the years below him, whom he had patronised or scorned—how could he bear to look any of them in the face now?
Related termsEdit
  • gyp (Cambridge University)
  • scout (Oxford University)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian National Dictionary Centre » Home » Australian words » Meanings and origins of Australian words and idioms » S
  2. ^ skip” in the Collins English Dictionary, retrieved 16 June 2019
  3. ^ Farmer, John Stephen (1900) The Public School Word-Book[1], London: Hirshfeld Brothers, page 184

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch schip.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skip (plural skepe, diminutive skippie or skepie)

  1. ship

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

skip

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skip n (genitive singular skips, nominative plural skip)

  1. ship, boat

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą. Cognate with Danish skib, Swedish skepp, Icelandic skip, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip), German Schiff, Dutch schip, and English ship.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skip n (definite singular skipet, indefinite plural skip, definite plural skipa or skipene)

  1. a ship

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *skipą, whence also Old English scip (English ship), Old Saxon skip, Old High German skif, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip).

NounEdit

skip n (genitive skips, plural skip)

  1. ship

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • skip in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *skipą, whence also Old English sċip, Old Frisian skip, Old High German skif, Old Norse skip.

NounEdit

skip n

  1. ship

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skip n (plural skippen, diminutive skipke)

  1. ship
  2. shipload
  3. nave (of a church)

Further readingEdit

  • skip (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011