skell

[ skel ]
/ skɛl /

noun Slang.

a homeless person who lives on the streets, sleeps in doorways or subways, etc.; derelict.
a slovenly person.

Origin of skell

First recorded in 1950–55; perhaps shortening of skeleton
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