[ skeet ]
/ skit /
verb (used with object) Southern U.S. and British Dialect.
to spit (saliva or a mouthful of other liquid) from the mouth, especially between the teeth.
to splash; spray: Skeet some cold water on your face to cool off.
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Origin of skeet3
1875–80; compare Scots skite, scoot in same sense, probably ultimately < Old Norse skýt-, stem of skjóta to shoot, propel dart (see shoot1)
Words nearby skeet
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Example sentences from the Web for skeeted
I skeeted down them steps into the Common to let off my corked up risibilities.The Humors of Falconbridge|Jonathan F. Kelley
British Dictionary definitions for skeeted
/ (skiːt) /
a form of clay-pigeon shooting in which targets are hurled from two traps at varying speeds and anglesAlso called: skeet shooting
Word Origin for skeet
C20: changed from Old Norse skeyti a thrown object, from skjōta to shoot
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