skeigh

or skeech, skiech

[ skeekh ]
/ skix /
Scot.

adjective

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

adverb

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest

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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