skeigh

or skeech, skiech

[skeekh]Scot.

adjective

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

adverb


Nearby words

  1. skeevy,
  2. skeezicks,
  3. skeezy,
  4. skeg,
  5. skeif,
  6. skein,
  7. skeletal,
  8. skeletal extension,
  9. skeletal muscle,
  10. skeletal system

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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