Origin of skat
Examples from the Web for skat
Historical Examples of skat
"We expect you on Wednesday for Skat," said Mrs. Freudenthal.Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch
Even the skat players gave their attention for a few moments at a time.
In their corner the skat players were sitting over their cards.
With a double dummy, the French way, or Norwegian Skat, if you like.Frenzied Fiction
He could not see it, but when he had poked among the bushes and cried ‘Skat!’A Duet
Arthur Conan Doyle
Word Origin for skat
card game, 1864, from German Skat (by 1838), from earlier scart (said to have been a term used in the old card game called taroc, which was of Italian origin), from Italian scarto "cards laid aside," which is said to be a back-formation from scartare, from Latin ex- "off, away" + Late Latin carta (see card (n.1)). The German game is perhaps so called because it is played with a rump deck, or because two cards are laid aside at the start of the game, or because discarding is an important part of the game. Cf. French card game écarté, literally "cards removed."