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skee

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noun, plural skees, skee, verb (used with or without object), skeed, skee·ing.
  1. ski.

ski

or skee

[skee]
noun, plural skis or, sometimes, ski.
  1. one of a pair of long, slender runners made of wood, plastic, or metal used in gliding over snow.
  2. water ski.
verb (used without object), skied, ski·ing.
  1. to travel on skis, as for sport.
verb (used with object), skied, ski·ing.
  1. to use skis on; travel on skis over: to ski the slopes of Switzerland.

Origin of ski

1745–55; < Norwegian; Old Norse skīth; cognate with Old English scīd strip of wood, German Scheit thin board
Related formsski·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for skee

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Skee waved his hand toward her with a large and graceful gesture.

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  • She, too, had sympathized with Mr. Dykeman, and now sympathized somewhat with Mr. Skee.

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • To this she responded sweetly: "Why no, Mr. Skee, of course, I believed what you said."

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  • Call it what you like, Mr. Skee; it's been my home for a good many years now.

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  • "I'll go back," and went back forthwith, attended by Mr. Skee.

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British Dictionary definitions for skee

ski

noun plural skis or ski
    1. one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc
    2. (as modifier)a ski boot
  1. a water-ski
verb skis, skiing, skied or ski'd
  1. (intr) to travel on skis
Derived Formsskiable, adjectiveskier, nounskiing, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Norwegian, from Old Norse skith snowshoes; related to Old English scīd piece of split wood
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Word Origin and History for skee

ski

n.

1883 (there is an isolated instance from 1755; in early use often spelled skee), from Norwegian ski, related to Old Norse skið "long snowshoe," literally "stick of wood, firewood," cognate with Old English scid "stick of wood," obsolete English shide "piece of wood split off from timber;" Old High German skit, German Scheit "log," from Proto-Germanic *skid- "to divide, split," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Ski-jumper is from 1894; ski bum first attested 1960; ski-mask is from 1963; noted as part of criminal disguises from 1968.

ski

v.

1885, from ski (n.). Related: Skied; skiing.

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