[ skree-ver ]
/ ˈskri vər /
noun Chiefly British.
an artist who draws pictures on sidewalks, as with colored chalks, earning a living from the donations of spectators and passersby.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby screever
Origin of screever
1875–80; earlier screeve (v.) (< Polari) < Italian scrivere to write (< Latin scrībere) + -er1
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