skeech

[ skeekh ]
/ skix /

adjective, adverb Scot.

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Definition for skeech (2 of 2)

skeigh

or skeech, skiech

[ skeekh ]
/ skix /
Scot.

adjective

(of horses) spirited; inclined to shy.
(of women) proud; disdainful.

adverb

Origin of skeigh

1500–10; earlier skeich, late Middle English skey, perhaps continuing Old English scēoh shy2, with sk- < Middle Dutch schu shy

OTHER WORDS FROM skeigh

skeigh·ish, adjective
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