noun, plural skees, skee, verb (used with or without object), skeed, skee·ing.
noun, plural skis or, sometimes, ski.
verb (used without object), skied, ski·ing.
verb (used with object), skied, ski·ing.
Origin of ski
Examples from the Web for skee
Historical Examples of skee
Mr. Skee waved his hand toward her with a large and graceful gesture.
She, too, had sympathized with Mr. Dykeman, and now sympathized somewhat with Mr. Skee.
To this she responded sweetly: "Why no, Mr. Skee, of course, I believed what you said."
Call it what you like, Mr. Skee; it's been my home for a good many years now.
"I'll go back," and went back forthwith, attended by Mr. Skee.
noun plural skis or ski
- 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
- (as modifier)a ski boot
verb skis, skiing, skied or ski'd
Word Origin for ski
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.