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skeigh

or skeech, skiech

[ skeekh ]
/ skix /
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adjective
(of horses) spirited; inclined to shy.
(of women) proud; disdainful.
adverb
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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
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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
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