or skeech, skiech

[ skeekh ]

  1. (of horses) spirited; inclined to shy.

  2. (of women) proud; disdainful.


Origin of skeigh

First recorded in 1500–10; earlier skeich,late Middle English skey, perhaps continuing Old English scēoh shy2, with sk- from Middle Dutch schu “shy”

Other words from skeigh

  • skeighish, adjective

Words Nearby skeigh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skeigh in a sentence

  • If his mother had laid on the taws better, he would nae hae been sae skeigh.

    The Entail | John Galt