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EtymologyEdit

From Danish/Norwegian/Swedish skål, which is used for raising a toast and also means bowl.

InterjectionEdit

skoal!

  1. A toast, roughly equivalent to cheers.

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VerbEdit

skoal (third-person singular simple present skoals, present participle skoaling, simple past and past participle skoaled)

  1. To make such a toast.
    • 1971, Linda Wolfe, McCall's introduction to Scandinavian cooking, page 5:
      With their aquavit the Scandinavians observe a lovely ritual called skoaling, or "toasting." Skoaling is more formal, however, than toasting is in our country. At a dinner party the host always skoals first.

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