[ skeet ]

  1. Walter William, 1835–1912, English philologist and lexicographer.

Words Nearby Skeat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Skeat in a sentence

  • Crab (a shell-fish) and crab (a kind of apple) are radically connected, both conveying the idea of scratching or pinching (Skeat).

    Milton's Comus | John Milton
  • Whether or not my theories are right, it is undeniable that the etymologies of Skeat and Murray are very often painfully wrong.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley
  • In a moment of noteworthy frankness Prof. Skeat has admitted that “Scientific etymology is usually clumsy and frequently wrong”.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley
  • Skeat postulates a mute vowel by deriving lazar or leper from Eleazer—He whom God assists.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley
  • Skeat thinks the word gog is “of imitative origin,” but it is more likely that goggle was originally Gog oeuil or Gog Eye.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley