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skeigh

or skeech, skiech

[skeekh]Scot.
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adjective
  1. (of horses) spirited; inclined to shy.
  2. (of women) proud; disdainful.
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adverb
  1. proudly.
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Origin of skeigh

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